Hostapd - cheap USB WiFi key ?

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petrus

Hostapd - cheap USB WiFi key ?

Post by petrus »

Hey!

I'm planning to try DietPi with an old RPi v1, and use it to host a wifi AP using hostapd.
Everywhere I see people having troubles with AP and usb keys...

So I dream of a cheap key, if possible don't want to compile by hand a driver downloaded on a 404 link...

There are so many keys, but nothing really useful about hostapd compatibility.
I've found those 2 chipsets, but don't know if it's 100% ok ??
Chipset RT5370
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/RT5370-USB2-0-Ca ... -Zu1Y6Mp7g
Chipset RTL8188CUS
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini-15 ... 69431.html

If someone already have this chipset working with hostapd, thx for light :)
Or another cool and cheap chipset ?

Many thx :)
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Re: Hostapd - cheap USB WiFi key ?

Post by Starlight5 »

@petrus I had RTL8188CUS-based, of different design with larger antenna - worked fine with dietpi, including access-point. Couldn't make it work with OpenWRT, though.
petrus

Re: Hostapd - cheap USB WiFi key ?

Post by petrus »

Thx for your answer !
Now it's better to read someone make it working easily ;)
petrus

Re: Hostapd - cheap USB WiFi key ?

Post by petrus »

Ok all, I can confirm cheap RT5370 is ok with DietPi, as a hotspot with hostapd.
ID 148f:5370
Only tried quickly to surf the web with a smartphone, it's ok ;)

Thx for your help!
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