Wireless Access Points

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Fri Dec 14 10:34:35 EST 2001

Tom Gallagher 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,
> Tom

Another option is to get an Apple Airport and install FreeBSD on it.
I don't have the URL handy, but this works. Then you can configure for
whatever firewall/security you want ala linux. You should be able to
keep use of the modem etc.


Bob Edwards.

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