I am planning to build a small WiFi part of my LAN.
There is an old desktop PC running SuSE, acting as a router, and it is
the one I would like to connect the USB WiFi NIC to.
I need a few questions answered before buing any NIC:
1. Is it possible to implement NAT on wireless card? So that it would
play as AP?
2. What kind of NIC would you recommend? The main requirement is that
it should work under Linux. I have heard about prism 2.5, and atheros
chipsets, but as I walk to a computer shop and ask about any NIC on
such-and-such chipset, they think for a few seconds ("what is chipset?
:)") and say "sorry, no".
3. Would it be better to buy PCI NIC than USB dongle?
Just give me names/links, whatever, please :)
I'd really appreciate it.