I tried the Edimax 7811Un but it is causing problems. It works correctly when connecting to a WiFi network. However, when I try to connect to it in Accesspoint mode the pi just freezes. I cannot access it in any way. If I already have a fixed network connection then that link is also lost. The jivelite screen locks up completely.
When I attempt to connect from my laptop I get the message that it is unable to connect to the network (max2play). Is there something I should be doing to get this particular dongle to work. I tried both default and nl80211 drivers.
Are there any logs that could help. Clearly it needs to be something that is saved because all access is lost and I have to power off.