So there's a module that is an virtual wifi device wrapper for ethernet controllers. The kernel option for building this module is CONFIG_VIRT_WIFI.

The typical use-case for this is for devs writing wifi code, without having to mess with real adapters on a real network. They can use wl to configure a bunch of virtual adapters and test on this completely internal virtual network. Pretty cool.

Are there are any other use-cases for it ?

Can I for example; in a vm, on which the actual wifi adapter is wrapped in a virtual ethernet driver and then connected to a virtual switch which then gives you access to a real network... Could it be possible to wrap that in one of these virtual wifi wrappers and actually connect to a real wifi network ?

realwifi(ath0) -> virteth(eth0) on vm1 - virtwifi (wlan0) on vm1 -> connect to AP.

I'm guessing the answer is no. And if possible it would be ridiculously slow, or something.


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .