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[ale] OT: building a WAP with linux...
- Subject: [ale] OT: building a WAP with linux...
- From: mhirsch at nubridges.com (Michael D. Hirsch)
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 14:39:00 -0400
On Saturday 03 May 2003 10:25 pm, John Wells wrote:
> I am considering going with a PCI wireless card in my linux-based
> firewall/router and a wireless pc card in my laptop...using the router
> as a WAP. Has anyone else done this? Are there any drawbacks (as
> opposed to buying a prebuilt WAP)?
Just remember to put the wireless network on a separate network from your
hardwired network. Wireless is so insecure that putting a firewall in
between them is the only safe way to go. This is easy to do they way you
are doing it, and I haven't seen a router/WAP combo box that does this,
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