[ubuntu-uk] What manufacturer wireless access point to buy?
ajb35 at kent.ac.uk
Thu Mar 8 21:25:22 GMT 2007
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?
I'm using a Belkin router and it's forever crashing. My Dad has a
netgear router, which I believe is running Linux as it came with a copy
of the gpl in the box :-) Most routers have a web interface so they can
be configured under OSes other than Windows.
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