I've never tried the 3Com, and have heard little about it, but
I'll test it out.
As per my recommendation, I'm on the board of NYCwireles (read:
spend too much time with wireless), so this is something I have a lot of
Good APs (very stable, and Win/Mac mgmt exists for all below)
- Apple AirPort Extreme (yes, Windows admin exists - primary AP I
recommend due to cost and flexibility and support for WPA2 & WDS)
- Apple AirPort Express for WDS repeating and bare bones but stable AP
(no ethernet interface)
- Cisco 1100 (fixed antenna) / 1200 (antenna support)
- Soekris using Pebble (NoCAT included,
http://www.nycwireless.net/pebble/ or view the new website
- Linksys, Dlink, SMC, etc....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan De Graeve [mailto:Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be]
> Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 1:12 PM
> To: James Eaton-Lee; Don Munyak
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless AP recommendations
> Jonathan De Graeve
> Network/System Administrator
> Imelda vzw
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> Jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be
> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > Van: James Eaton-Lee [mailto:james dot mailing at gmail dot com]
> > Verzonden: zaterdag 10 december 2005 19:02
> > Aan: Don Munyak
> > CC: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless AP recommendations
> > On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 23:59 -0500, Don Munyak wrote:
> > > re:Wireless AP recommendations
> > >
> > > Since wireless capabilities have been removed from the current
> > > release AND, from what I have read, using a AP is a simplier
> > > solution... I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone with
> > > recommendations, as well as what to stay away from.
> > I use a 3com OfficeConnect, model no: 3CRWE454G72.
> > 72)
> > It has the usual features such as MAC filtering and a built in DHCP
> > server, as well as the ability to be used as a wireless
> bridge and a
> > repeater. The range is great, it's never locked up or
> stopped working
> > (not the case with the linksys I had!), it barely heats up at all
> > (again, not the case with the linksys I had!) and I get good
> > out of it.
> > I think on the whole 3com tend to do this stuff better (and
> support it
> > better) because the OfficeConnect series is - as the name implies -
> > aimed specifically at offices rather than home users.
> > For what it's worth, a cursory poke at the firmware yields a build
> > string for a linux prism54 driver, so I think it both has a prism54
> > and is running linux. May be wrong here - just a guess!
> I had a lot of 3com AP's in test (8250,8750 and 7250) All ran
> on Vxworks.
> A quick note on the 7250 you should better buy a HP procurve
> wl 420 for it because it's the same hardware but the HP
> firmware supports much more features and is at my opinion better.
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