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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this?
Is it considered just another interface?

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    I don't think it's that there isn't any point to it, it's just that it's such a specific thing to want to do that it's not likely to have been developed. One would also question what problem you would be solving. Most of the time a VM's "NIC" is just how it's basic network connectivity has been presented to the system, it showing up as a NIC is just a means to that end. – Bratchley Apr 28 '15 at 19:44
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    Define emulate a wireless card. There is the mac80211_hwsim linux kernel module. – FloHimself Apr 28 '15 at 19:58
  • Emulate wireless card: Add a NIC to a vm that has the ability to simulate having a physical card; you'd be able to change how strong the signal is and things like this. – leeand00 Apr 28 '15 at 20:01
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    Then mac80211_hwsim is maybe what you want. It's not specific to a VM but a loadable kernel module to simulate radios usable with hostapd and wpa_supplicant etc. – FloHimself Apr 28 '15 at 20:01
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    There definitely is a point to do that. Mastering this would allow us to test wifi software and wifi configurations properly. – Pavel Šimerda Nov 26 '17 at 9:31
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Cloonix from version 42.03 does the wifi inside the guests. For this it uses the mac80211_hwsim module and a software running in the guest, this software transmits the signal to host and then to other guests.

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