Archive for February, 2015

Just Your Average Linux WiFi Adventure

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

The goal seemed simple enough.  An existing Linux router with a 2.4GHz TP-Link TL-WN822N v2.0 802.11N USB dongle in AP mode was serving a home network consisting of a mix of devices capable of 2.4GHz and 5GHz operation.  Almost two dozen reachable 2.4GHz networks were nearby, a situation that took the blame for a great deal of wireless dropouts and sluggish performance.  Since by comparison only a few 5GHz networks were penetrating the apartment, adding a USB Edimax EW-7822UAC was the goal, to add 5GHz 802.11AC capability to the router in a bridged configuration with the existing connection.  Well, things always sound simple in concept… (more…)