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

Adam Bagnall 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?
> tia
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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