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 From:  "Lincoln Beachy" <lincphil at aim dot com>
 To:  "'JP Vossen'" <jp at jpsdomain dot org>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] PCI wireless AP?
 Date:  Wed, 19 Nov 2008 16:40:27 -0500
Dear JP,
I have an M0n0wall running using the 1.3b13. I have Dlink wireless PCI card
on the system. It works great. You will have to  put an rule in the firewall
rule for the internet use or allow the users for lan access.
Lincoln

-----Original Message-----
From: JP Vossen [mailto:jp at jpsdomain dot org] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 3:32 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] PCI wireless AP?

I am building a generic-pc-1.3b15.img M0n0wall on an old PII whitebox. 
In the interest of one less gadget/wires/power-supply, I was thinking 
about adding a PCI wireless card and using the M0n0wall stuff.

The Froogle links (awesome idea) aren't always clear if the device is a 
PC Card or PCI, or what.  For the couple that I'm pretty sure are PCI 
(e.g., Netgear MA311), they are a) only 11Mb and b) > $50.  So this may 
not be as fast and as cost effective as I'd hoped.


1) Is http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/hardware-wireless.html current and 
correct for v1.3 (I know, still in beta, but...)?

2) Is this, circa 2004, still true? http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/faq-ap.html

3) Is this actually a Good Idea, or should I just get a cheap 
stand-alone AP and be done with it?  (In that case, recommendations for 
that?)


Thanks,
JP
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