Hi Greg,

> I seem to have difficulty explaining things to you.  The wireless NIC
> alone costs more than the entire router.  How can your approach be
> cheaper?

The NIC's are about $69 here, the routers however start at $200. So for
little over $79 i should be in business ...

> You sent this message to a mailing list.  This disclaimer doesn't make
> any sense.

I know, please explain this to our exchange server. It's a company policy on
all outgoing mail, inserted at the server level.

Regards,
Hans
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From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 11:04 PM
To: Hans Vledder
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Subject: Re: 802.11g and FreeBSD based access point ...


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Broken quoting.

On Wednesday, 17 September 2003 at 12:30:15 +0200, Hans Vledder wrote:
> On  Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:49 AM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> 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?
>
> 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.

I seem to have difficulty explaining things to you.  The wireless NIC
alone costs more than the entire router.  How can your approach be
cheaper?

> The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee
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You sent this message to a mailing list.  This disclaimer doesn't make
any sense.

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Greg
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