[ubuntu-uk] What manufacturer wireless access point to buy?

Dave Walker DaveWalker at skydivers.co.uk
Thu Mar 8 21:09:07 GMT 2007

Hi Alan,

Personally i would recommend the "Buffalo WHR-G54S-1" - currently £28.78
(free P&P) from amazon.  It's very Linux friendly (it's even running it
inside).  It supports 802.11g (currently the fastest official standard)
& has 4 wired Ethernet ports.

Also, if you want to - you can even load custom firmware onto it. One
good one is, http://www.dd-wrt.com .  This is very easy to do, and will
even allow you to 'ssh' in.  It will basically be a headless linux box.

If you do decide to run the custom firmware and require assistance, feel
free to give me a shout.

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

On Thu, 2007-03-08 at 20:42 +0000, alan c wrote:
> I want to buy a wireless access point to add to my existing wired 
> network, (and learn a bit about wireless). I want good security, and 
> being a novice at wireless setup, I would strongly prefer something 
> easy at first, with the facility to  do advanced things later.
> I would prefer to favour (that is give money to) manufacturers if any, 
> who are most linux friendly in whatever way.
> The Belkin (mmm....)  F5D7132UK (dabs quicklinx:  4287WS ) was looking 
> fairly good to me until I saw the firmware upgrade is done via windows 
> .exe or so it seems.  However, this may be the same for all such bits 
> of kit.
> Any useful votes please for linux friendly directions?
> tia
> -- 
> alan cocks
> Kubuntu user#10391
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