RealHotspot availability

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Sat May 19 01:49:53 UTC 2012


On 05/18/2012 09:42 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-05-18 at 18:21 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
>> In looking back through some of the meeting minutes I saw that RealHotspot has been approved for Fedora 18.
>>
>>     ===================================
>>     #fedora-meeting: FESCO (2012-03-19)
>>     ===================================
>>
>>
>>     Meeting started by limburgher at 18:00:23 UTC. The full logs are
>>     available at
>>     http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2012-03-19/fesco.2012-03-19-18.00.log.html
>>     .
>>
>>
>>
>>     Meeting summary
>>     ---------------
>>     ...
>>
>>     * #823 F18 Feature: Network Manager hotspots -
>>       https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/RealHotspot  (limburgher,
>>       18:08:10)
>>       * AGREED: F18 Network Manager hotspots is passed  (+8,-:0,0:0)
>>         (limburgher, 18:10:51)
>>     ... 
>>
>>
>>
>> What are the chances of having RealHotspot backported for F17 and F16 and available as an update?
> For F17 at least, quite good if your network card supports it.  At the
> moment, that means Intel 6xxx and later, ath5k, ath9k, and perhaps a few
> others.  Try this:
>
> iw phy
>
> and if under "Supported interface modes:" you see "AP", then your card
> and driver are capable of real AP mode.
>
> Dan
>
>> None of my devices will connect using adhoc connection in my Fedora 16 installation and having a true AP hotspot would
>> certainly improve things tremendously.
>>
>> .
>>
>>
>
Thanks Dan.

# iw list | sed -n '/Supported interface modes/,/AP/p'
    Supported interface modes:
         * IBSS
         * managed
         * AP

Looks like I'm good as far as my card and driver.

Just hoping for a backport to F16 since I have one of those nvidia video cards that couldn't run F17.





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