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Trying to set-up a Raspberry Pi as wireless access point connected to my router. Using a Realtek wireless dongle: lsusb: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

Tutorials I am using mention access point capabilities of the wifi adapter as a prerequisite.

Is this dongle usable for my project?

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  • Before you can configure it as an AP, the adapter has to be working. Is the adapter showing up when you do ifconfig and iwconfig? – bobstro Jul 11 '15 at 2:59
  • Yes it is showing up there. – Phantom Jul 14 '15 at 21:33
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Type sudo apt-get install iw , iw is a utility that can manipulate wireless devices and their configurations. After installing it type iw list , it will print a list, under Supported interface modes : if you see AP, then it means it supports. For finding that faster you can type iw list | grep AP

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  • It gives me an error : nl80211 not found. – dhruvvyas90 Jul 10 '15 at 14:31
  • @dastaan did you make some configuration yourself or downloaded someone's hostapd? – Tolga Varol Jul 10 '15 at 15:17
  • No. I didn't. I just tried installing iw package. After installtion when I tried to run iw list, it threw me that error. – dhruvvyas90 Jul 10 '15 at 15:18
  • What's your dongle's driver? – Tolga Varol Jul 10 '15 at 15:21
  • It is 8192cu, i guess – dhruvvyas90 Jul 10 '15 at 15:22

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