On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Greg Lehey wrote: > 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
I think the reason is probably because the other reason to go all Atheros is because it supports the SuperA/G as well which allows 108Mbps raw data or 90Mbps active throughput and that's only possible with Atheros but the routers so far that has Atheros are the D-Link DI-774 and the Netgear FWAG114 and they are atleast $230 each. For PCMCIA and Desktop cards, the Netgear A+G or D-Link A+G has the Atheros inside. Cheers, Vince - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Vice President ________ __ ____ Unix Networking Operations - FreeBSD-Real Unix for Free / / / / | / |[__ ] WurldLink Corporation / / / / | / | __] ] San Francisco - Honolulu - Hong Kong / / / / / |/ / | __] ] HongKong Stars/Gravis UltraSound Mailing Lists Admin /_/_/_/_/|___/|_|[____] [EMAIL PROTECTED] - oahu.DAL.NET Hawaii's DALnet IRC Network Server Admin _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"