Beagle as Wifi Access Point

Hi BeagleBoarders!
I would like to try my beagle as an access point and I’m looking for an USB wifi stick that’s working with the beagle in infrastructure mode (AP). Some time ago I used an SMC PCMCIA card as access point in my notebook. The prism54 chip on that card had pretty good support in kernel, and I had no problem setting up an AP with MAC filtering and WEP. I would like to do something similar with the beagle.

Has anyone done such thing? Do you know a well supported wifi stick?

Regards,
Gyorgy

I'm trying to do the same thing! There is a new board coming out from
http://wiki.lsr.com/TiWi.ashx#Beagleboard_4 LS Research.
Also, saw postings to the kernel for this board. Since it has a the
TI chip set it supports AP mode for 5 devices.
I also seen some posting about beagleboardtoys might have something.
But see what the cost of LS Research board is...

Hi BeagleBoarders!
I would like to try my beagle as an access point and I'm looking for an USB
wifi stick that's working with the beagle in infrastructure mode (AP). Some
time ago I used an SMC PCMCIA card as access point in my notebook. The
prism54 chip on that card had pretty good support in kernel, and I had no
problem setting up an AP with MAC filtering and WEP. I would like to do
something similar with the beagle.

Has anyone done such thing? Do you know a well supported wifi stick?

Regards,
Gyorgy

Maybe a little bit off-topic: I was thinking about the same idea on the OpenMoko FreeRunner and I am still not sure whether the access point feature is part of the software or the hardware stack (or both?).

Any hints (so that I can give up early or try to struggle further?)

A.

It is supporting the AP mode, http://linuxwireless.org/ shows all of
the USB dongles that support AP. I have not tried them, waiting on a
TI WL1271 based board. The pandboard does have this chip so it should
support AP mode.