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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Carlos_Ros=E1rio?= <carlos dot rosario at netcabo dot pt>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless Access Point with M0n0wall
 Date:  Wed, 4 May 2005 19:50:47 -1000
> In documentation Manuel Kasper says:
>
> "If you want to be really happy with your wireless, then by all means
> buy a real dedicated AP. hostap just never matches the performance
> and reliability (not even under Linux) of a *good* AP, and is only
> intended as a solution for people who absolutely need to do
> everything on one box."

Note that many (perhaps most) *good* APs run linux now.

>
> Well, i'm getting a couple of WRAP boards and Atheros CM9 mini-PCI 
> cards to try an upgrade to several Dlink 900Ap+ in a Wireless 
> Community project.
> Every board will have 2 CM9, one working in Access Point mode and the 
> other one in Client Mode.
>
> Will m0n0wall be appropriate for this?

well, we think so.  :-)

> I've seen wifibsd, wisp-dist and a few others, but they seem to be 
> broken or lacking support for hardware, specially for Atheros CM9 
> based cards.

Its straight-forward to build your own with nanobsd.

> I try to stay away from proprietary and commercial solutions like 
> StarOS or RouterOS.

Personally, I think this is a good idea.