Wireless networking (again)

Peter Stubbs peter at stubbs-family.org
Fri Oct 13 18:21:30 BST 2000

On 13 Oct 2000, at 16:58, Neil Ford wrote:

> 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.

I believe that all of the 802.11 devices will talk directly to each 
other. If they do, why do you need an access point? The devices 
can just be a local subnet and talk directly to each other.

I'm very interested in the Zoom air 11Mb devices to share my 
internet connection. The problem is just getting the drivers. I've 
heard that the US versions have an external antenna. Does anyone 
know of devices available here that have decent antennas?


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