[clug] Wireless access points?

Paul Wayper paul.wayper at anu.edu.au
Mon Apr 23 04:43:50 GMT 2007

David Howe wrote:
> I have been toying with the idea of a pc come router/firewall and wireless
> access point for a little while. At this point I use monowall
> (www.m0n0wall.ch) and a Linksys wireless base station, but I feel that is
> one box too many.
Indeed.  I felt the same way, so I purchased a Yawarra
(http://yawarra.com.au) WRAP 1-1 box with a Senao 802.11a/b/g miniPCI
card, aerial and mini-pigtail for around $500.  They can supply it with
a CompactFlash card with pfSense (an expanded version of m0n0wall)
preinstalled.  It's very nice.

Mind you, I find myself thinking that, these days, for half that price
you get a standard ADSL modem/router/wifi AP from your choice of
manufacturer.  Sure, it doesn't actually run Linux - probably BSD,
really - and you can't SSH into it or whatever, but it does pretty much
everything you want and has all the same nice web frontends and so forth
that pfSense and so forth provide.  Unless you're looking for
functionality that that can't provide, I'd say one of those would be
worth it.

Have fun,


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