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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] wireless router

When I needed a wireless router, I bought a PCI WiFi card (rt2500) and installed it into i486 machine. It runs Linux, it works, it's totally controlled by me. I like it.


Kevin Everets wrote:

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 02:46:41PM -0400, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:

My assumption is it shouldn`t really matter but communications is not
my area of expertise.
Yeah, as long as it uses standard 802.11b or 802.11g for the wireless
side (all consumer devices do) and standard Ethernet for the wired
side (ditto), buying a wireless router should be completely

I have seen some older routers that required a Windows-based
application to configure them (they should all work fine from any
computer once configured, though).  There were hacks to get Linux to
do the configuration, but they didn't cover all of the functionality.

I also have a D-Link VoIP adapter for Primus' TalkBroadband service
that initially refused to be configured through their web-browser
based configuration tool under Firefox.  Tech support said I had to
use IE to configure the thing.  I figured out that if you disable and
re-enable Javascript at just the right moments, it can still be done
from Linux (though it is a pain).

For people buying a new wireless router, I'd suggest getting one that
is supported by one of DD-WRT or Openwrt, as then you can actually fix
problems with it, expand it into a fully functioning server, or share
your internet connection properly with something like FON

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