Wireless Access On Wired Network
I've been browsing this forum, among others, in hopes of finding an answer to this, but I've come up virtually empty. I'm looking at changing our home network, and would like to know what problems I might encounter.
Current configuration: My wife's WinXP box as gateway (to Surfboard SB4100 cable modem) with my Slackware v10.0 (2.4.26) box and D-Link DWL-G700AP Wireless Access Point connected to it via a Link-Max LM-208 switch.
Proposed configuration: New Xandros v2.0 (2.4.24-x1) box as gateway (same cable modem) with both of the boxes and the WAP mentioned above connected to it via the aforementioned switch.
Everything I find about wireless seems to either be talking about running a wireless card on a given machine or running an entirely wireless network. In our case the WAP is only to allow my wife's WinXP laptop access to the network/internet -- laptop downstairs, rest of network upstairs. I even tried looking it up in the HCL, but the closest I got was the DWL-G650+. I realize that there is often little difference from one model to the next, but sometimes it's the little differences that make things not work.
Any and all help is much appreciated!