Wireless Access Points
jonesmb at arthem.com
Fri Dec 14 10:08:46 EST 2001
don't any companies make small footprint PCs that use industry standard
peripherals. that might be a solution.
to conserve space I guess you could also use a laptop. one card in the
laptop could go to the phone line and the other would be a cross-over
ethernet cable to the AP or something similar.
I wonder if there is a market for PCs that have the same approx. dimensions
as a VCR or DVD player and fit in a home entertainment center or TV
stand. if such a PC existed, you could have one of those in your hall and
the AP nearby.
At 10:41 PM 12/13/01 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks everyone for your suggestions. The general consensus is to use a
>linux box for maximum flexibility and security. I was probably a bit too
>general in my original post ... I would love to do that in the ideal world
>but being quite limited for space, these AP boxes from buffalo, apple etc
>were desirable for the fact I could put them on a shelf in my hall where
>the phone point is and have them run nice and quiet (not like a clunky old
>486!!). I guess what I really want is a PC104 style board running some
>embedded linux with a wireless card in it and make my own access point but
>I guess I am now moving off topic and into a more expensive world also....
>Thanks for the input,
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