Suggestions : Wireless Modem Access Point
Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 12 23:27:23 EST 2001
Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at 10:31 , Tom Gallagher wrote:
> > Heres my scenario : -
> > I am going to buy some wireless LAN cards soon for my small flat (Linux
> > and Win98 desktop PCs + laptop in the future) and I would like to buy a
> > modem access point. I would like a small box that I can sit by my phone
> > socket and then access the internet from any PC in the flat.
> > I have looked at the Buffalo airstation range and also the apple
> > airport.
> The Apple Airports (I and II) are designed for one specific market -
> home users who want to browse the web.
> The Airport doesn't allow inbound connections.
Actually, the Airport does allow inbound connections (aka DNAT), if you
operate it as a router (which nobody is suggesting that you do).
Your proposed architecture is quite good. You forgot to mention CIPE as
a candidate authentication/encryption scheme in lieu of IPSec. CIPE only
works on Linux (and NT and Win2k) and is included as standard in RH7.1
and RH7.2 (ie. no kernel compiling etc. required).
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