The old TI Acx Info is available here

Below are 2 different walkthrough for building hostapd for nl80211/mac80211 operation. The development version is working, but that depends on upstream not being broken. It includes reference to specific commits that I know to be working. The stable version now works. Patches welcome. Pat Erley

Development Version (breaks often)
Stable Version

People often ask me where to buy wireless hardware that uses some chipset. Oxford TEC list what chipset is used in the wireless products they sell.

Here's a list of the wireless hardware I currently have and am going to be testing with:

Device NameBusChipset
DriverAP Works
SparkLAN WL-850R Ralink 11g wifi module board (WL850R-S0)Mini-PCIRaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
rt61Y
SparkLAN WPEA-110N 11n Atheros AR9002 minicard (WPEA110N-S0)Mini-PCI-EAtheros AR9280 MAC/BB Rev:2 AR5133 RF Rev:d0
ath9kY
SparkLAN WUBR-125G Ralink 11N USB module board (WUBR125GNUS0)USBTBD
???TBD
COMPEX IWAVEPORT WLM200NX 11abgn 20dbi mPCI (WLM200NX-S0)Mini-PCIAtheros AR9280 MAC/BB Rev:2 AR5133 RF Rev:d0
ath9kY
Belkin PCI N1 Wireless Desktop CardPCIAtheros AR5416 MAC/BB Rev:2 AR2133 RF Rev:81:
ath9kY
BUFFALO WLI2-PCI-G54S
Donated by Johannes Berg
PCIBroadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
b43Y
Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-cardMini PCI-EBroadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
b43 someday?N
Mini-pci card from wrvs4400nMini PCIMarvell 88W8361P-BEM1
mwl8k?N
Wistron NeWeb Corp. CM9 Wireless a/b/g MiniPCI AdapterMini PCIAtheros AR5213A chip found (MAC: 0x59, PHY: 0x43)
ath5kN(3)
Netgear WG111v2USBRTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225
rtl8187N
Netgear WPN111USBAtheros USB
None/ndiswrapperN(2)
Buffalo AirStation Wireless-GUSBRealtek 25xx
rt2500usbN(3)
Netgear WG311v2PCITI ACX111
acx/tiacxN(1)
Legend
DriverDriver Works
DriverDriver Close
DriverNo AP Support yet
DriverNo mac80211 driver yet

Note, these details only pertain to wireless-testing/compat-wireless. There may be external sources for drivers for these that work. That is outside the scope of this page

  1. Works with old homebrew 80211 stack (20051202 snapshot)
  2. ndiswrapper crashes hard for me, no known linux driver yet
  3. Lets me set master mode, and activate hostapd, but not found on other machines while scanning