Christopher Masto wrote:
> 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."
The "Windows software" is actually a Java applet that I saw running on
FreeBSD at BSDCon. Don't believe everything you read, try to verify it
> > > 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. :-)
If you're only 10 feet from the base, save several hundred dollars and buy
a 4 meter patch cable.
"Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"
Wes Peters Softweyr LLC
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