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 From:  Daniel Solsona <dsolsona at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Marc M. Adkins" <Software at doorways dot org>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] questions
 Date:  Sat, 4 Feb 2006 22:18:00 +0100
> So...the wire coming in from the telephone company isn't feeding an
> ethernet signal.  I had wondered about that.  DSL, even after the phone
> line filters, is a different electrical configuration from ethernet.  I
> suppose I should look that up one day, but it just makes sense.  Hence
> the necessity for the cable modem, if only to convert the signal.
> 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.

I think FreeBSD 6 has more support for new wifi cards. And probably mono is
going to use free6 on the next release

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.

You can still get a soekris box and put an expasin ethernet to get 5
ethernet ports.

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