> So it finally cooled off enough to get up into the attic yesterday, to
> try to find a way to wire the upstairs to the downstairs and hide the
> cable that is running across the hallway and down the stairs. Baby #1
> is due 8/15, so that CAT5's lifetime is very limited ;-)
> Long story short, noggings are the death of me, there's just no way to
> get CAT5 down the wall without me spending more than I would on a
> wireless solution. Security isn't an issue for me, as I'll have an
> OpenBSD firewall running authpf behind the AP.
> I came across the DLink DWL-7100AP. It looks nice, provide 802.11a
> backhaul/bridge, and 802.11b/g access point capability simultaneously.
> Anyone have any opinions on this unit, or recommendations for
Just make sure you get a unit with WPA or WPA2 or your neighbors could
easily share your signal. Tom's Hardware recently hosted an article
on how to break into a WEP protected wireless network.
I'm using a Proxim ORiNOCO AP-4000 and it covers both floors in
my 2400 sqft home delivering a strong signal in every room.
I bought a second unit (in case signal didn't cover both floors) but do
not need it. I'll let it go cheap ($250 + shipping)
Since this is the m0n0 list you could always add a card to you m0n0
and have it deliver the a/b/g signal too.
Vince Van De Coevering
Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
vpv at figaros dot com