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 From:  Paul Taylor <PaulTaylor at winn dash dixie dot com>
 To:  Paul Dugas <paul at dugas dot cc>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] External AP vs Internal card?
 Date:  Mon, 1 May 2006 10:14:58 -0400
While I'm not very familiar with the built-in WiFi support, I believe it's
limited to cards that are 802.11b, so the speed may be an issue.  We'd have
to move to FreeBSD 6 to get support for 802.11g (if my memory is correct).

I think using an off-the-shelf AP would probably be the best solution, in
terms of flexibility.  (That what I have done at home)


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Dugas [mailto:paul at dugas dot cc] 
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 9:59 AM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] External AP vs Internal card?

I've got a Soekris 4800 at a site that want's to add WiFi support.  I've
considering attaching an external AP to the unused 3rd Ethernet interface
or installing a card in the unused mini-PCI slot.  While I believe the
external AP approach will be simpler to install and cheaper (I think), I'm
wondering about the managability side of things.  I've never used the AP
feature within m0n0.  The WiFi will only be used to access the WAN and to
VPN into the LAN.  We'll use WEP but nothing more complicated than that.

Is there a prefered approach here?


Paul Dugas, Computer Engineer           Dugas Enterprises, LLC
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http://dugas.cc     fax: 866-751-6494   Canton, GA 30114 USA
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