[LUNI] WiFi Access Point recommendations
larry at garfieldtech.com
Sun Aug 12 18:42:53 CDT 2007
So as I now have a worthwhile laptop, I am of course in the market for a
wireless access point.
At the moment my home network uses an IPCop router on an old 266 MHz box. It
works fine and I like IPCop's flexibility (except when DHCP seems to not want
to work for non-pre-configured leases), but gah the box is loud and hot.
Plus, from what I've seen a decent WiFi access point that is not also a home
router costs *more* than one that is also a home router (for reasons that
make sense to accountants, I'm sure). So I figure I may as well replace that
while I'm at it and save space/heat/decibels.
So what do people use/recommend for a home WiFi router/AP? My experiences
with Linksys have been bad, but otherwise I don't know the market that well.
I'm looking for something that does 802.11g, and of course its web
configuration tools must be Linux (Konqueror)-friendly. I also like IPCop's
ability to setup port forwarding ranges, as I have ports forwarded all over
the place for various applications and games.
WPA of course. It will have to support both pre-configured and on-the-fly
DHCP, but I have my own DNS server instead of using it, so I do have to be
able to control that myself. I figure 4 Ethernet jacks is about all I can
expect, but I have my own 8 port switch that everything plugs into anyway.
I'm willing to spend more than el cheapo on it, but I don't run a
high-bandwidth anything at home so I don't want to spend an insane amount of
money on it (for whatever the definition of "insane amount of money" is for a
WiFi router at this point).
Does this ring a bell for anyone? Any good/bad/ugly recommendations for such
Larry Garfield AIM: LOLG42
larry at garfieldtech.com ICQ: 6817012
"If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea,
which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to
himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession
of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it." -- Thomas
More information about the luni