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Old 01-26-2005, 04:12 AM   #1
dom_lochet
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WiFi LAN and NAT - seeking for advice


I'd like to set up a small LAN at home. Here are the details:

- 1 computer permanently connected to Internet (via ADSL) and to the LAN. Linux will be installed on this computer (probably Debian). Its purpose will be mostly NAT, firewall and Samba server.
- 2 computers connected to the LAN (one is running Mandrake 10.0, the other is running WinXP).
- the LAN will be WiFi.

This is the first time I set up such a LAN (and this is the first time I install Debian). I haven't bought the WiFi cards yet.

Any particular advice? Any tutorials or useful links?

Thx!
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
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Oo boy. You're going to have some fun. My best advice to save yourself a whole world of pain is to get a wireless ADSL modem/router - netgear do a good one which we use at work. This will encompass a hardware firewall, NAT and adsl modem as well as WLAN access point. You can then configure a dumb box just to be nothing much more than NAS (Network Attached Storage) serving files from Samba. This leaves you free to play around with the other machines. With regards to cards I would strongly suggest buying products from the same manufacturer if you can. Many build on wireless extensions to the 11g spec and these can and do cause interoperability problems. Your best course of action is to check the HCL on this site to see which cards work best with linux. I would suggest you avoid those manufacturers that refuse to release driver code (e.g. broadcom) and instead go with those who do and should therefore work out of the box.
Hope this helps
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Chris
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:35 AM   #3
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get a wireless ADSL modem/router - netgear do a good one which we use at work. This will encompass a hardware firewall, NAT and adsl modem as well as WLAN access point.
Which model is it? CG814M?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:55 AM   #4
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http://www.netgear.co.uk/home_wirele...ers.php#DG834G
Thats your baby. However its a UK model so not sure if you can get it wherever you are.
http://www.netgear.co.uk/home_wirele...rs.php#WGT634U
That one on the other hand is even more sexy because it has in-built NAS through as USB cable so you can just attach a hard drive via USB. Oh boy thats good.
 
  


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