"XOs cannot act as WiFi access points"

Martin Abente Lahaye tch at sugarlabs.org
Tue Mar 17 05:44:44 EDT 2015

I remember adding a share-your-3G-connection feature to Sugar/Dextrose a
few years ago, but not sure if this is what you are asking for [1]. It
worked well in small scale.

1. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/3G_Support/Share

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

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