[ubuntu-uk] What manufacturer wireless access point to buy?
DaveWalker at skydivers.co.uk
Thu Mar 8 21:09:07 GMT 2007
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.
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?
> alan cocks
> Kubuntu user#10391
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