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 -----Original Message----- From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 11:04 PM 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] 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 > only. You sent this message to a mailing list. This disclaimer doesn't make any sense. > 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. This message will be archived forever. 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]"