Users of cable-net like 24online need authentication to activate internet connection. If the connection is attached with wifi router, user has to authenticate via wifi in station mode. If internet is required on mobile at the same time, an access point is also required.
Linux can configure both wifi station and access point on the same chip (if supported), so users can get internet on laptop and on mobile devices simultaneously. This post is based on debain, though the same approach is valid for other distro. It is assumed the wifi station is already configured and internet is available through that station. Read the rest of this entry