> Thanks for the info Manuel, I'll go look for a Cisco AP...
The Cisco 350 is excellent, and still somewhat expensive. Its also only
801.11b, not g.
A cheaper alternative without all the wizzbang features of the Cisco and the
management interface that tells you everything about what's going on, is
something like the 3054 CB3+ made by Senao/Engenius and available at
specialty online stores (in USA anyway) such as netgate.com for approx
Overall I agree that running an external AP is a good solution in many
cases - just as running an external modem used to be.
I've personally started putting miniPCI wireless cards on Soekris 4501's and
am having great success with them and m0n0wall (see
http://socalfreenet.org/standardap) for a description plus lots of pics (and
more here http://socalfreenet.org/shinstall), but we're mounting these
outside on rooftops so its convenient to reduce the number of boxes
involved! (We also have a Cisco 350 in another location, but we like having
the m0n0wall smarts like dhcp, dns caching and routing available at the