Marc M. Adkins wrote:
> Interesting that the current FreeBSD version doesn't support 'recent'
> wireless cards. That isn't my main goal at the current time but it does
> give me pause. I've learned the hard way to take the path that offers
> the most choices. On the other hand, there appear to be several miniPCI
> prism boards still available out there.
> If I have to dedicate one of my ethernet ports to an external AP then I
> need another port. Then the WRAP board is no longer attractive. I like
> the idea of a single box...well two including the cable modem. A rat's
> nest of individual items...well I suppose that way individual components
> can be replaced separately. Have to meditate on that for a while.
Depending on your financial circumstances, you can also play with a
switch that supports 802.1q (VLANS).
m0n0wall supports VLANS quite nicely. :)
Put your wireless AP(s) in a separate VLAN from your internal network,
and still have your DMZ (opt1) WRAP ethernet port available for a server
or switch etc..
Just make sure that you understand the capabilities and/or implications
of VLANS - People will tell you to NEVER use VLANS for security, but
depending on the risks vs. requirements you may decide that VLANS are
the right solution for your circumstances.
Just a couple thoughts.