Wireless networking (again)

Neil Ford neil at ourshack.com
Fri Oct 13 16:58:01 BST 2000

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 04:23:38PM +0100, Roger Hardiman wrote:
> Neil Ford wrote:
> > 
> > wireless kit and FreeBSD, but I can't remeber who
> > it was.
> I've got some older Lucent WaveLan (the old 1Megabit version)
> Uses the 'wi' driver.
> Works great.
I was thinking of a new Lucent/Orinoco card for the FreeBSD machine.

> For those in the know, I've got an Access Point to, but
> FreeBSD does not want to use that.
> So I run my wavelan network in Ad-Hoc (Peer to Peer) mode.
> The Access Point is a nice WaveLan to Ethernet bridge
> box.
That's a bummer as I need support for more than one machine and therefore
really need to be able to talk to an access point of some sort.
> So instead I have a FreeBSD server with a PCMCIA card adapter
> installed along side the ethernet card and I do
> bridging from wavelan to ethernet there.
I suppose in theory there must be some way to use a FreeBSD box as an access
point, might require a special version on the card though.

More investigation required.

Neil C. Ford
neil at ourshack.com / neil at binky.demon.co.uk

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