> I bought a "Linksys Wireless Cable/DSL Access Point + 4 Port Switch" and
> it seemed flaky if one of the computers was disconnected and it would
> lockup for a long duration. So I thought that this may be a faulty
> switch and got a replacement and the same thing happened. It seems to
> be ok when all the pc's connected to it and the switch are booted in the
> proper sequence. Has anyone experienced this before?
> I know that this is not a specific Linux question but all my pc's are
> linux ones :-)
> What is an equivelant and reliable device?
> Thanks in advance
The recommended device in all applications is the D-link DWL-900AP
It's about $180.00 or less, depending on where you shop.
It is an external unit which attached to an ethernet port.
It requires USB, and Winblows, for the initial set-up, but once that is
It can work as an Access Point.
It can work as an Access Point Client (perfect for desktop machines).
It can work as a point-to-point Wireless Bridge.
It can work as a point-to-multipoint Wireless Bridge, essential for
extending the Wireless InterNet.
I don't know about the USB setup running under WINE, but the windows
management client is SNMP-based and runs well under WINE. And no, you can't
use `snmpset` to manage it, since it uses a totally proprietary subset of
enterprise-SNMP and it locks up as soon as you try to walk the MIBS tree
It is, however, only a one-port device.
If you need a good wireless access point and multiport router, the SMC
"Wireless broadband router" is quite good. I've had one up in the attic
running non-stop for almost a year.
see http://www.dlink.com and http://www.smc.com/ and look around.
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