[LUNI] WiFi Access Point recommendations
sfaci at cs.uic.edu
Sun Aug 12 19:31:34 CDT 2007
I think just about 9 out of 10 suggestions is going to be LInksys.
I've had some great luck with linksys, I try to stay away from dlink ,
though netgear seems okay, just too used to ther linksys web front.
I would get a linksys wireless router and add dd-wrt, and if you
really wanna be sadistic, you can try openwrt, though that really
requires way too much effort to get it working imo.
You can also take your machine and turn it into a wireless router too,
install ubuntu, gentoo or whatnot and route away :-D
On 8/12/07, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> 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
> a device?
> Larry Garfield AIM: LOLG42
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