[svlug] Wireless Access Point for Linux networks?
jzawodn at yahoo-inc.com
Mon Jun 18 10:45:02 PDT 2001
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 10:04:47AM -0700, Greg Herlein wrote:
> > You can, of course, just buy a PCI<->PCMCIA interface card (about
> > $75-$100) and stick a wireless card of your choice in it, and skip using
> > an AccessPoint entirely. You'll still be able to use WEP, but to my
> Has anyone actually done this? I've pondered doing it but did not
> want to spend the $$$ if it failed - my concern is that the layer 2
> stuff in the wireless cards might somehow want an AP to work
I can't speak to that, but...
> do they look just like an ethernet card (ie, do they have a vanilla
> MAC address from the perspective of the linux box)?
Yes, they look like ethernet cards as far as Linux knows.
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