I have a laptop with an Atheros card and I want to use it as a wireless access point. I need an AP with WPA/WPA2 encryption for testing purposes; I don't need any routing functionality or anything else (it's fine if it has that, but it's not a requirement). A live CD would be good, I just want something that's easy to setup -- like I mentioned, it's not for real use. I tried it on Ubuntu but I guess by default Ubuntu is missing the special drivers required to act as an access point.
For posterity sake, the best way to create an AP is using the
In Debian or derivatives, the packages comes with a file
Search for the line which says
Save the file and then on a terminal run
(Note: the network will let anyone with the right passphrase connect, but it won't give it an IP address. If you want that you should ask how to set up a testing dhcp server).