Running hostapd in a virtual machine?
j at w1.fi
Tue Mar 15 05:31:47 EDT 2011
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 03:46:39PM -0700, Patty Smith wrote:
> I have a PC with an ath9k card and a GigE card. I plan to install KVM and run a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server VM on it. Can I run hostapd on the Ubuntu VM to make the PC a WLAN AP?
If you can get the WLAN card driver working in the guest OS with
exclusive control of the WLAN card, I would assume that running hostapd
in the guest would not be much of an issue. However, I have not heard of
this type of setup with KVM and ath9k working.
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