Re: CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer by Next Thing Co. — Kickstarter
Paul Sokolovsky <pmiscml <at> gmail.com>
2015-05-12 22:07:46 GMT
I managed to receive whole 2 private mails asking for details, so I'm
replying to the list, hoping it would be good intermedia between EOMA
project news. As a disclaimer, I don't know deep details of 802.11
standard, so someone with more knowledge may find bunch of things to
correct. Stylistic otherwise is so it was fun for me to write and fun
for you to read. Caveat emptor.
On Tue, 12 May 2015 16:15:30 -0400
Derek LaHousse <dlahouss <at> mtu.edu> wrote:
> Hey, I don't know any better, but why would a vendor want to block AP
> mode? Sure, the end user on a windows machine isn't gonna use it, but
> isn't that more effort to block it?
You may laugh, but Windows supports that for ages. My random google-up
shows this for Windows
but I won't be surprised if some WinXP update allowed that either.
Of course, Microsoft did that years after hostapd
https://w1.fi/hostapd/ was available for Linux. Is Microsoft the only
commercial vendor brave enough to offer such feature? Certainly no,
from a certain version of Android "wifi hotspot" is a standard feature.
The technical story which made this possible is:
Once about a time there was cute WiFi industry with its WEP security