I need to use my laptop to extend the range of my wireless router.
I have a Samsung laptop with Fedora19 installed (but those should be irrelevant for a good answer). My wireless card supports master mode (
iw list listing includes
The card is:
01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
I am trying to follow this resource link but am getting errors and my knowledge is too limited to get me through them.
[sci@localhost ~]$ su -c "iwconfig wlp1s0 mode master" Password: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlp1s0 ; Invalid argument.
Following the Atheros specific advice at the middle of the page:
modprobe: FATAL: Module ath_pci not found.
I am very surprised that the procedure is not trivial, and that a dedicated application doesn't exist. How should I approach this? Further reading is in order, if it is focused on the problem at hand!