On Dec 23, 2005, at 1:29 AM, David Cook wrote:
> Jim Thompson wrote:
>> I've been down this path again and again since 2000, and you're
>> in for a whole world of hurt that way, too.
> Jim, can you elaborate? Is your poor experience with trying to
> ruggedise a commercial AP or with the FreeBSD4 wireless support in
the freebsd4 wireless support sucks, but thats not what I was saying
in the previous message.
I've got over 6 years of experience with linux (and freebsd) on
802.11. I started with my own designs (mpc860T / 855T, then
mpc8245/8241, then xscale and various MIPS parts). I've played the
game with other people's wlan boards, and my advice is "don't".
>> The FreeBSD 6 (or -current) atheros driver is about as good as it
>> gets (*) in the 802.11 world. (It needs WDS, but thats about
>> it.) This is why our path is to continue on the WRAP boards with
>> pfSense or possibly the 6.0 m0n0wall variant, rather than explore
>> yet another commodity board that will have its own set of issues,
>> and be subject to near instant EOL status.
> Maybe for this purpose it might be worth having a look at pfSense.
I'm sure I mailed you privately about this.