> It is hard to find supported cards, and the hostAP code is not all that
> nice. Most people recomend a cheap AP. You can get one for less than you
> would pay for a supported wireless card.
I did a wiki page for wireless cards. I personally don't have a lot of
exeperience with AP devices. The page was merely a distilled search
and feedback compilation from this list server.
One of the most used, atleast reported, was to use a WRT54G in Host AP
mode wired off OPT1. There are several third party firmware that can
be loaded onto the WRT. I'm not a propellar head like most people
here, but I was still able to upload and configure the firmware on a
test WRT box recently. It's as simple as hooking your laptop (wired)
directly to the WRT, follow the written instructions (very important),
and upload the firnmware. Also, I have seen more discussion about
HyperWRT + Tofu than the others. Stay away from Sveasoft. I am running
DD-WRT at home and haven't had any issues. It's been months since I
last rebooted the WRT.