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 From:  "Giobbi, Ryan" <rgiobbi at AGOC dot com>
 To:  "Ben R. Serebin" <ben at reefsolutions dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless AP recommendations
 Date:  Sun, 11 Dec 2005 07:33:40 -0500
>Good APs (very stable, and Win/Mac mgmt exists for all below)
>

Do they also support mgmt from Linux desktops?

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben R. Serebin [mailto:ben at reefsolutions dot com]
Sent: Sat 12/10/2005 1:52 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless AP recommendations
 
Hello All,

	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
experience with.

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
nycwireless.net)

Average
- NetGear

Avoid
- Linksys, Dlink, SMC, etc....

-Ben 

> -----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
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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
> stable
> > > 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.
> >
> (http://www.3com.com/prod/en_UK_EMEA/detail.jsp?tab=features&s
> ku=3CRWE45
> 4G
> > 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
> throughput
> > 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
> card
> > 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.
> 
> 
> J.
> 
> 
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