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Old 03-28-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Wireless cards that transmit? Building DHCP server/router


Looking to replace my dlink wireless router with a true linux router,dns server, firewall... etc. However I would like to be able to have the new linux box handle wireless connections as well and I figure that I can't just get any old wireless card and jam it in the box and expect it to work.

Yes, I know that the dlink router could just be connected to the router in gateway mode and handle the wireless for me, but I would like to see if the linux router could do this as well.

Just trying to simplify my network a bit.

Also, does anyone have any sugguestions for a specialized linux version that makes a good router/FW/dns server/dhcp server, perferably with a web interface that I can access from anywhere in my network and possibly remotely.

Also, is anyone running a similar setup to what I mentioned above and run redundant boxes for failover purposes. And if so, how do you handle the connection to your modem (DSL). Is this even possible to do?

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Old 03-28-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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I've never done this myself, but I have a few ideas. I'm pretty sure that you can do this with a regular wireless card; you just have to have the wireless software configured for RADIUS mode. You would also of course have to set up a DHCP server.

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Sorry, but I think I misinformed you, RADIUS is used as an authentication method. Here is an interesting article about exactly what you are trying to do.

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Old 03-28-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I read through it and I think that it may be a bit beyond me. What I really was hoping to find was a nice and easy linux distro that will make the setup and config easy for me.

However, it does look like any wireless nic that can work in peer-to-peer mode will work as a WAP.
 
  


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