Cisco Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter Driver
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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…

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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.