"XOs cannot act as WiFi access points"

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Mon Mar 16 22:06:37 EDT 2015

Can someone remind me the reason that XO laptops (if I'm remembering
correctly) cannot use their antennae/ears as a self-contained WiFi AP
server?  (e.g. for tiny community/village libraries in very offline
developing countries.  A very typical situation being: local librarian
wants to use existing XO hardware, leaving a humble knowledge hotspot
unpassworded and wide open to diverse WiFi devices, in the style of

Is it a HW and/or SW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HostAP) that prevents
this, out of curiosity?

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