2011-03-07 07:29:50     Looking for Access Point WiFi Module

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2011-03-07 07:29:50     Looking for Access Point WiFi Module

Cedric Marin (FRANCE)

Message: 98675   


Hi everybody,


We have to include a small hardware Access Point WiFi module in our product (based on a blackfin DSP with uClinux).


I find some interesting modules on SPI like RedPine   www.redpinesignals.com/Products/Modules/Connect-io-n/Serial_to_Wi-Fi/RS9110-N-11-21.html or ConnectBlue   www.connectblue.com/products/wireless-lan-products/wireless-lan-modules/spi-wireless-lan-module-owl221a/.


But none of them manages/supports access point in Infrastructure mode (only station or client) and we need such a central WiFi solution supporting industrial temperature range (-40 to +85 °C).


Is anyone known a solution in the community ?


Thanks in advance.






2011-03-07 07:34:03     Re: Looking for Access Point WiFi Module

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

Message: 98676   


you could try looking at all the WiFi parts that are supported in OpenWRT.  those should all support host access point mode via the hostap daemon.  from there, you should be able to correlate which ones have drivers already in mainline linux.


the other advantage is that most wifi devices in OpenWRT are embedded devices, so you shouldnt have to worry too much about ones that work only via PCI type busses.