Wireless Access Points

JonesMB 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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