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Old 01-05-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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recommendation for linux based ap


I want to get rid of my of linksys wireless router and use a pci based ap on my gateway already running linux. I have not done this before and would like some recommendations. The only requirements for the card are:

1) pci
2) supports wpa2
3) has a stable linux driver

thanks!
 
Old 01-05-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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Have you tried the after market firmware for the linksys (there are several)? I doubt you are going to find a pci card that is as powerful as the linksys router's signal. You might try one of the laptop slot adapters and a laptop card. Some of the laptop cards are quite powerful.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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I am willing to take the hit in signal since usually my wifi activity is close to the router anyway. I really just wanted to get some experience with setting up a wifi ap under linux, but I did not want to have to fight some unsupported hardware so I was looking for a hardware recommendation
 
Old 01-05-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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I suggest buy a PCMCIA card for PCI. Then select any Atheros based Wi-Fi NIC.

Wi-Fi PCI NIC does produce a lot of RFI, so you may have trouble with it.

The router does have some firewall, so getting rid of it will not be smart. The project wrt-dd uses Linux, so you can still play around with setting up Wi-Fi in Linux.
 
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I suggest buy a PCMCIA card for PCI. Then select any Atheros based Wi-Fi NIC.

Wi-Fi PCI NIC does produce a lot of RFI, so you may have trouble with it.

The router does have some firewall, so getting rid of it will not be smart. The project wrt-dd uses Linux, so you can still play around with setting up Wi-Fi in Linux.
the firewall part does not matter because this would be another internal nic on my gateway, which already has pretty extensive iptables setup.

I will look into pcmcia card for pci. thanks
 
  


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