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 From:  John Smith <jvin248 at gmail dot com>
 To:  JP Vossen <jp at jpsdomain dot org>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PCI wireless AP?
 Date:  Thu, 20 Nov 2008 22:14:48 -0500

Depending on your time frame...
  Watch (or put a wanted request or swap for something) on Craigslist - 
you might get something fairly cheap - maybe "$10"...or look in the Free 
section too.  Then look at Ebay (likely get used much less than new on 
Froogle).  The other route is keep an eye on the curb or ask friends if 
anyone is getting rid of an old pc with a wireless card - probably 
longest wait but the cheapest... and you might get a PC upgrade along 
with it!


JP Vossen wrote:
> 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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