I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB wi-fi adapter.
My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was negligible even from the next room.
I would be really glad to reduce the costly buy-try-throw cycle, anybody has a good experience with such a thing?
If it is impossible (for example the power is not enough on the USB bus), PCI card would be also okay (I've tried one with an atheros chipset, but the signal strength was with it also negligible).
If it needs a little bit of sw/hw hacking, it is not a problem.