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    help from some technologically inclined persons?

    I'm sure someone on here can help me with this:


    I want a piece of software to create a wireless access point on my PC (PC is connected by ethernet, has a wireless card). I know this is possible using, for example, PCTEL's Segue SAM (soft access module) software.. but a) I can't actually find it anywhere and b) the whole point is I'm too cheap to buy a physical wireless access point, so spending money on a software solution defeats the object. I don't mind paying a few quid, but I'm preferably looking for an opensource/shareware type application that will do the job, and I'm having issues finding any...

    so any suggestions? And no I can't just bridge the lan and the wireless, I need it to be infrastructure not ad hoc.

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    There are some about ( ZoomAir ) comes to mind but this type of software is VERY fussy on the type of card used...

    You can pick an AP up for about £40 new or even cheaper for a second hand one on ebay and you will get much better performance than you ever will from a software based one..
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    Not sure whether they are still free but I went to http://www.fon.com/en/ and ordered a WIFI AP. Although I still haven't received it, i've heard that you can play around with them so that it only acts as a private AP rather then a private and public AP.

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    try sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net and just put a search in.. you'll turn up loads of results.

    I _think_ it'll be dependant on the chipset of the card as to whether it can be used as an AP or not though

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    Also worth having a look at www.netstumbler.org

    There forums are dedicated to Wireless development, war driving etc. Also some great software to find other peoples wireless and use them.

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    cheers guys, I'll have a snoop around....


    failing that i'll just buy a cheap second hand one like sploodge suggests.
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