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Date:      Thu, 9 Mar 2017 10:57:36 -0500
From:      Anton Yuzhaninov <citrin+bsd@citrin.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: WIFI as access point
Message-ID:  <620022b1-69ae-b024-e76e-fc2e7e59738b@citrin.ru>
In-Reply-To: <58C08444.8060600@gmail.com>
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On 03/08/17 17:23, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>
> I have this wifi card
> http://www.dlink.com/al/sq/products/dwa-556-xtreme-n-pci-express-desktop-adapter
> I recovered it from a decommissioned win7 box. On win7 this wifi card
> could only be used to connect to a router access point.
> If I add this wifi card to my FreeBSD 11.0 system can it be configured
> to function as an access point?

If this card is based on Atheros chipset and supported by ath driver, 
then probably yes. But to bu sure you have to boot FreeBSD on box with 
this card and check

# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0
# ifconfig wlan0 list caps | fgrep HOSTAP



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