5 GHz Wifi access point on Linux Mint 19 / Atheros

+ how to just compile an Ubuntu distribution kernel without too much messing around. Introduction It’s not a real computer installation if the Wifi works out of the box. So these are my notes to self for setting up an access point on a 5 GHz channel. I’ll need it somehow, because each kernel upgrade [...]

SOLVED: Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ with “hardware-disabled” Wifi

Overview Having a Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ (non-pro) running Ubuntu 14.04.1, I couldn’t get Wireless LAN up and running, as the WLAN NIC appeared to be “hardware locked”. This is the summary of how I solved this issue. If you’re not interested in the gory details, you may jump right to bottom, where I offer [...]

Wifi Access Point on my desktop with USB dongles

Introduction These are my rather messy notes as I set up a wireless access point on my desktop (Fedora 12) running a home-compiled 3.12.20 Linux kernel. Somewhere below (see “Rubbish starts here”) I’ve added things that I tried out but lead nowhere. Beware. I began with two USB dongles, 8188EU and 8192CU. I got 8188EU [...]