Christopher Masto wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 07:23:40PM -0800, Charlie Root wrote:
> > There is definately a trend to lower prices.  I just found this.  A
> > new intel Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN access point and two pcmcia
> > cards for $699.  The access point sounds interesting.  I personally
> > would like to use it as a repeater and network bridge.
> I am told that the Apple "AirPort Base Station", which is $399, works
> well and can be configured with the Java-based thing in the ports
> collection.  I am further told that the Lucent/ORiNOCO RG-1000 base
> station is virtually identical, although more expensive and somehow
> inferior, although I don't understand the exact inferiorities.

They're the same thing in different cases, it's hard to see how one can
be superior in any way other than price.

> I am thinking of getting one of these things, despite my strong desire
> to avoid owning such a stupid looking piece of hardware.

Wait for the LinkSys; the dual antennas and price differential will be
worth the wait.  If the plethora of 802.11b equipment at BSDCon 2k is
any indication, interoperability should be pretty good.

            "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                         Softweyr LLC
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