Greetings. I would like to inform you about an open-source project I developed in Perl, using Slackware distro, HostAP driver and utilities, that turns your PC with Prism2/2.5/3 wireless LAN card into a full-featured web-managed wireless access gateway.
AWLP has pretty much all the features you would expect from an off-the-shelf wireless access gateway like DHCP server, caching-only DNS server, ACL, etc.
I belive AWLP is useful for a wide range of users:
- Academicians can use it for wireless experiment setups
- Developers can add/change its features
- Home users can set it up for their broadband connection sharing needs
- Small caffes and restaruants can use it as a simple hotspot box
I have tried to be loyal to Slackware distro as much as I can. Actually, the only major modification was to set couple of suid and guid permission bits so that AWLP can be web-managed. Staying loyal to Slackware pays-off when time comes for package upgrades. You can easily add/upgrade/remove packages using standard Slackware package tools (installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg).
Project's Web Site:
Alptekin Cakircali firstname.lastname@example.org