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Wireless Access Point [Aug. 1st, 2005|09:07 pm]
Yey. My 4th (or is it my 5th?) Netgear ME102 access point has just died again. I think they just hate me....

For now, I'll dig my spare one out, and see if I can't make it behave. Slightly longer term, I think I'm going to have to give in and buy a new access point, from a new range.

Can anyone recommend one? I guess I might as well get a B/G one (probably don't need A, since I don't have any A kit, and there's not really any interference in the B/G spectrum around here). I must be able to configure it from Linux, and it must support other access points connecting to it as clients (for bridging from downstairs). Anyone know of a good one that fits the above?

From: hsenag
2005-08-01 09:55 pm (UTC)
Don't other access points connecting as clients behave just like any other client?
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From: gagravarr
2005-08-01 10:36 pm (UTC)
Not quite. A normal client only has one mac address. An access point in client (half-briding) mode connects from one mac, but forwards from many.

So, both APs have to support a matching set of non standard extentions to allow it to happen. Otherwise, you're in the vmware situation (where bridging onto a wireless card from the guest OS doesn't work, because of the multi mac address issue)
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[User Picture]From: bornagainbiker
2005-08-01 10:53 pm (UTC)


If you've got money to burn the Cisco WAP's that the school use (1200, comes in A or BG or ABG Varieties) are good, and given that Cisco made them, they're endless configurable, and handly support power over IP, as well as an external power supply.
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From: gagravarr
2005-08-01 10:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Cisco

Sounds like a bit of an overkill to me.... the current ones are lightly configurable and go for 15 quid on ebay!
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