Cisco Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter Driver
My laptop has two wireless adapters: a built-in Intel Pro/Wireless 3945BG and a Linksys Compact Wireless G-USB. Is it possible to connect one of these adapters to an access point (AP)/router and have the other adapter act as an access point?
Most wireless adapters operate as clients that can be connected in two ways:
To another Ad Hoc node (peer client) directly.
To an upstream network, through an access point (AP).
SoftAPs in wireless attacks
However, some adapters can also operate as 802.11 APs, behaving as a wireless bridge or router. For this, you need…
support in the wireless adapter/driver and a compatible “Soft AP” program. For example, many older wireless adapters known to be compatible with the Linux HostAP driver are listed here Linux wireless LAN drivers. A few USB adapters include Win32 SoftAP programs, such as the ZyXEL AG225H and the ASUS WL-138G.