Beaglebone: USB for Access Point?

Currently I’m using a Belkin USB Wifi:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 050d:815c Belkin Components F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2870]

I’m not using conman, just set up the interfaces file in /etc/network

ubuntu@omap:/etc/network$ more interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

The primary network interface

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Example to keep MAC address between reboots

#hwaddress ether DE:AD:BE:EF:CA:FE

WiFi Example

auto wlan1
#iface wlan1 inet static



hostpad /etc/hostapd/hostapd1.conf

iface wlan1 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid “Oakwood”
wpa-psk “noramichals”

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

wireless_standard n

wireless_mode master

wireless_essid Copter

wireless_channel 11


ubuntu@omap:/etc/hostapd$ more hostapd.conf
#change wlan0 to your wireless device


I also setup dnsmasq to allocate IP address to my wifi. I’m running two wifi USB adapters (1) for access point to my android phone the other to my network to allow internet access.


So I would need 2 seperate wifi usb adapters to have a wireless connection and act as an access point?
Thanks for the info

Only one, i.e. Belkin USB F5D8053 v3 USB ID 050d:815c is used for a AP, to phone and another Linux device.

The reason I use two is to get access from the beaglebone to internet/PC to finish up development and testing. I was using Ethernet, but my kids keep tripping over the cable ;),