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 From:  John Andrunas <andrunas at treyarch dot com>
 To:  David Rodgers <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>
 Cc:  James Adams <jadams at comprehendinc dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] mOnOwall and Wireless configuration
 Date:  Mon, 05 Apr 2004 14:05:45 -0700
I am not particularly familiar with HIPPA requirements, but I hope that 
plain old WEP, doesn't meet the security requirements.  Heck I would be 
a lot more comfortable running some Cat 5/6 across the way if it is only 
30 yards.

David Rodgers wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 15:36, James Adams wrote:
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>>Hi all,
>>I'm the MIS Director for a small, rural, non-profit community mental health
>>center. We have recently purchased a building adjoining our current
>>building--approx 30 yards between the buildings. Rather than purchasing one
>>of the embedded mOnOwall appliances for wireless network connectivity,  I
>>was wondering if I could install mOnOwall on two PII machines that I have
>>and accomplish the same thing? 
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>Absolutely! Yes you can do exactly what you are trying to do! :-)
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>>I'm not unfamiliar with networking, IPTables, etc., but very unfamiliar with
>>wireless; but I do know that I need WEP. 
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>Instead of WEP though you could setup your m0n0walls at each site and do
>gateway to gateway VPN with ipsec to protect your traffic. I assume that
>this will be patient data and such going back and forth? I would not
>entrust WEP to keep something like that safe from prying eyes.
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>>And I do know that I will need
>>cable, antennas etc..  
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>You could probably accomplish this best with a pair of PC's running
>M0n0wall and 2 cisco or (insert other company name here) external
>wireless bridges from ebay. If the total distance is 30 yards and line
>of site is good the cute little rubber ducky antenna that comes with it
>will be fine. 
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>>A local vendor is trying to sell us a Linux-based
>>software package, Star-OS, running on my old PIIs  for about $1600. Another
>>is trying to sell us a 3com solution for about $2300. I have a sneaking
>>suspicious that I can do this with mOnOwall. Our state is in the midst of a
>>budget crisis and my IT funds are being slashed dramatically.
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>It's scary what people will try to sell you these days.
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>That being said if you don't feel comfortable fitting all of this stuff
>together and making it work commercial solutions can save your life. 
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>David Rodgers
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>>TIA for any advice,
>>
>>Jim Adams 
>>MIS Director 
>>Comprehend, Inc. 
>>Maysville KY 
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John Andrunas
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