Hi Greg, > Even if it costs you significantly more?
Good point, although I have this whole stack of $10 HP Vectra P/166 machines that my core lan setup consists off. All I need basically, is a wireless NIC. Cheers, Hans -----Original Message----- From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:49 AM To: Hans Vledder Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: 802.11g and FreeBSD based access point ... [Format recovered--see http://www.lemis.com/email/email-format.html] On Tuesday, 16 September 2003 at 14:10:29 +0200, Hans Vledder wrote: > On Saturday, September 13, 2003 9:18 PM, Greg Lehey wrote: >> 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. > > Well, this to avoid having to deal with a 'swiss army knife' type of box, > just like the one you're describing. Nowadays these boxes have everything in > them, and the single thing that they apparently can't do is bake bread. I'd > like to put all I need between my local network and the wireless network > into a FreeBSD box. Even if it costs you significantly more? 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 -- The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only. It contains information that may be confidential. Unless you are the named addressee or an authorized designee, you may not copy or use it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you received it in error please notify us immediately and then destroy it. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"