I followed the Adafruit application for setting up a pi as Wifi AP (and it works fine with the small USB wifi adaptor I have plugged in).
Now I want to use a different wifi adaptor with external antenna for longer range. I initially purchased one with the RT8192EU chipset but this looked troublesome to install on my Debian Jesse OS.
I searched and found some based on Ralink RT5370 and they appear to be compatible for my pi 3.
The hostapd conf file is currently set up as below. I commented out the driver (line 2) and it worked fine.
Do I need to change this line to specify a driver for the RT5370 or will the file be able to stay "as-is"?
Also, do you usually keep the country code set to US or can change (ie AU for Australia)? I am not sure what impact the country code setting has and whether it needs to be same as localisation setting in raspi-config?
sudo nano /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
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It should work with the driver line left blank, however if it doesn't then it looks like the solution is to compile hostapd from source which gives you the latest drivers - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 3&p=533206
I've always changed the country code to my locale, not entirely sure what it does though!
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