Recommended wireless kit?
scott.mitchell at mail.com
Sun Jun 24 19:37:07 BST 2001
Well, since work has seen fit to supply me with a laptop + 802.11 card, it
might be time to install that wireless network I keep thinking it would be
nice to have. I know there's a fair few people on this list using 802.11
with BSD, so I'm hoping someone can recommend some suitable kit. I'd be
looking for an Ethernet-connected access point plus another card to go in
my personal laptop:
- Must all work with FreeBSD (-STABLE, or something close to it). I can
configure the AP from a Windows machine, if I must, but I'd obviously
rather use the BSD boxen :-)
- Must interoperate with the Intel 2011 card in the work laptop.
Presumably that's not much of a problem these days?
- 128bit encryption. I know, it's still relatively crap, but better than
- Affordable! Somewhere in the region of £350 for the AP + card.
Although, these combined Ethernet switch/Wireless AP/firewall/NAT/router
devices that the likes of SMC and Linksys are selling look quite
attractive, so I could be tempted by one of those...
So, what do you good people recommend? I'd rather get it here, just in
case it breaks, but I could pick stuff up in the US later in the year if
Thanks in advance,
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