In a previous post, I have shown a configuration using Hostapd, Ubuntu and a Belkin USB dongle allowing me to have Wi-Fi access.
This work reasonably well but the speed of the dongle was 54 Mbps only. So I decided to buy a Panda PAU06 Wireless N USB adapter.
The reason was that Panda claimed it was Linux compatible and it will operate at 150 Mbps. I know 150 Mbps is so slow nowadays, but I do not need that much speed on the WLAN, all my devices are wired with Gigabit speed.
I do not have several people competing for bandwidth also.
If I need to stream something I use, the media center connected to a big-screen TV.
This setup actually worked fairly well, using Fedora 29 on VMWARE Workstation.
The setup used routing and that created some issues with the “/64” prefixes I am given by my provider that you can read in that post.
Well, I accidentally deleted the VM guest the other day, yes I had no backup but I am always careful, this time it bit me in the behind.
Thus this time I decided to re-do the setup but instead use bridging to connect the LAN and WLAN interfaces. This is working rather well, so read on. Continue reading “Hostapd Revisited. Using Bridging for IPv4 and IPv6.”