On May 4, 2005, at 2:15 PM, Carlos Rosário wrote:
> 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.