On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 11:23:00PM -0700, Wes Peters wrote:
> > 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.

"The most stupid thing was that you couldn't set its network name to 
anything other than its serial number because on bootup, it copies its
serial number over the first five bytes of the network name.  It also
can't be fully configured without the Windows software -- which is a
bit misleading for me to say because even with the Windows software,
you can only set it up to use the modem or provide NAT routing via
Ethernet, and not set it up to do bridging."

> > 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.

But will I be able to configure the LinkSys?  That's my primary
concern.  I only have FreeBSD, so if it requires any proprietary
software at all, I can't use it.  Besides that, I'll only be using
this 10 feet away from the base. :-)
Christopher Masto         Senior Network Monkey      NetMonger Communications
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