Host AP on XO-1.75 and XO-3

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at
Tue Oct 18 01:18:47 EDT 2011

On 13 October 2011 02:03, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:51 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> <sridhar at> wrote:
>> Just wondering whether the XO-1.75 and XO-3 will be capable of hosting
>> a wireless network.
>> I'm asking because we are interested in using an XO as a lightweight XS server.
> There is a very early implementation of hostap code (based on a
> thinfirm) for the Libertas chip.
> Your current options are
>  - add a usb-ethernet + AP
>  - add a usb-wlan that is known to run well in hostap mode
> getting hostap to work (and to work well and reliably!) is a long road.

If I understand correctly, the XS-on-XO sets the internal WLAN to
ad-hoc mode and runs dhcpd on the interface to simulate an
infrastructure network. Given the capabilities of the WLAN card
present in both the XO-1.5 and XO-1.75, could such a setup reliably
manage collaboration for a class of 30 children?

This configuration would eliminate the need for us to connect external
wireless hardware.


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