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 From:  cfactor <cfactor at usrsbin dot net>
 To:  Vince Van De Coevering <vpv at figaros dot com>
 Cc:  'Justin Ellison' <justin at techadvise dot com>, "'m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] OT: AP Recommendations
 Date:  Wed, 27 Jul 2005 11:35:03 -0700 (PDT)
It's not too difficult to crack WPA either.  And not all wireless 
card/driver supports WPA, so if he already has an army of wireless cards, 
it might cost more to replace them.

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John

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On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Vince Van De Coevering wrote:

>> 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
>> something
>> similar?
>
>
> 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
> IT Manager
> Figaro's Italian Pizza, Inc.
> 503-371-9318 x216
> vpv at figaros dot com
>
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