On 10/3/05, sec at jesterchef dot com <sec at jesterchef dot com> wrote:
> Ok, so I will have to wait for an a/b/g card. How about any
> recommendations for a good a/b card or even just a straight b card.
> Thanks for the FAQ pointer Chris.
that section of the documentation is a bit in flux at the moment, as
it's in the middle of being reworked.
Here's a bit I sent to someone offlist earlier today that explains my
personal feelings on the matter, including your situation:
I have a 2511MP+, this one:
though honestly, I don't use it much anymore for anything other than m0n0wall
testing. I got a Linksys WRT54G to use for wireless. FreeBSD 4.11's
hostap just plain sucks. It's starting to show its age for sure, it
hasn't been maintained in a while. There are many newer cards you
just can't get to connect to it no matter what, some that require
configuration changes to connect, and in general it's just a pain.
Given the cost of miniPCI cards, a Linksys or similar is a good
alternative - just bridge the wireless over to an OPT port on
m0n0wall, as I do.
Things will improve very much in the next m0n0wall version, including
support for a/b/g cards and none of the pains of 4.11's dated hostap,
so you may want to hold off for a few months or so if you can.