On Friday, 5 September 2003 at 17:55:14 +0200, Hans Vledder wrote: > All, > > I am considering building a 802.11g FreeBSD access point. I've read > that I will need a network adapter that supports hostap (access > point mode). Does anyone known a brand/model (PCI) that's being > supported by FreeBSD ?
I don't have a direct answer to this question, but a bit of information: Last weekend I bought a couple of 802.11b/g wireless routers (AirLink, I think). These boxes contain an access point, a four-port Ethernet switch and an additional downlink Ethernet port. They're intended as cable or ADSL gateways, accessed by the downlink port. You can configure the downlink port to access the other networks by NAT or directly, and you can run a mini-firewall if you want. It can also function as a DHCP server. These boxes cost me $80 at Fry's, the same price as a basic 802.11b access point. This weekend I went back to Fry's looking for Atheros-based wireless cards. The cheapest I could find cost $100. Based on that, it's not clear why you would want to build an AP from a wireless card. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"