Best Network Card for a WiFi Access Point? Home Page › Forums › Network Management › Wireless Networks › Best Network Card for a WiFi Access Point? This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Bangliang Shen 1 year, 2 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts November 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm #44899 FezMember Anyone have a recommendation for the best network card to use for a WiFi Access Point? I plan to use an old pc but it seems the recommended Atheros cards are pretty old themselves now and bit confused by a possible contradiction on the zeroshell website… The wireless-access-point page says I must use a WiFi network card (PCI or MiniPCI) with an Atheros chipset. The hw page says: All the PCI, USB and PCMCIA network cards supported by the Linux kernel are supported by ZeroShell too and should work correctly. ….really appreciate anyone views on this….so what’s the best card? or what cards work well esp for high demand? December 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm #54631 iulybMember That might also depend if you want to have an Access point ( emitter ) or just a connection. ( receiver ) kernel will support the receivers. For emitters you will need hostap app. The included hostap version will work with wle200nx . For newer cards you will need newer version of hostap. November 10, 2018 at 7:40 am #64554 Bangliang ShenParticipant I have tried Intel and Atheros cards, both work well in Access point model Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.