After asking Manuel's opinion on that topic, I've decided to choose the
(more reliable) dedicated AP option. But as long as we have no money to
buy Cisco gear, I would be curious to know what cheap AP you currently
use at work (or at home).
Many thanks for the feedback.
PS : For those who are still interested in using the 2511MP card in AP
mode, I've contacted Netgate about a possible firmware problem. Here is
-------- Original Message --------
> Vincent Fleuranceau wrote:
>> Some m0n0wall users have reported that the card does not properly
>> work in AP mode with 1.5.6 and 1.7.4 firmware, although some other
>> people claim it works very well.
> 1.4.9 - Earlier version (1.4.2?) has some problems with PCI-based
> cards. The symptom is corrupted packets. We ship with this on the
> 1.5.6 - This version and later ones enable the wi driver to use
> standard 4-address packet format for WDS packets. 1.6.3 supports
> hiding the SSID (but that buys you about 0 security) 1.7.x is
> required to get WPA running.
>> What do you think of this? Is that a know issue? Do 1.8.x versions
>> correct the problem?
> There are many things that can go wrong at the RF end of a wireless
> link. Everything above is a protocol or interface issue.
> I've personally shipped over 25,000 of these cards as an AP
> application for a previous company, but that product runs linux. I
> know they work. The issue(s), (if any) are likely to be related to
> coding or pilot (user) error, not issues with the firmware or card
> (subject to the above).