John Benjamin wrote:
>I've been following the Wireless AP Recommendations thread, and re-read the
>FAQ entry http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/faq-ap.html regarding using m0n0wall
>as an AP a number of times.
>My question is if I use a 2511MP+ (for example) with m0n0wall 1.2 on a
>soekris box as an AP, will there be a lot of client cards that will not be
>able to connect to the AP? I understand the performance and reliability of
>HOSTAP on FreeBSD 4.11 "just plain sucks" (chris's opinion), but will there
>be a lot of compatibility issues for b/g, a/b/g clients?
A lot? no. The firmware in the 2511MP+ keeps that from happening, for
the most part. The 4.11-based 'wi' driver does have some bugs though.
If any of the associated STAs goes into a power-managed state, then the
whole 'AP' can go silent.
You'll have somewhat better luck with one of the 5.0-based betas
(1.2b7, for example), but even on 5.0 the 'wi' driver isn't great.
The ath driver (only available in 5.0 and up), however, is rock solid.