Re: 802.11 AP Status?
From: Mike Silbersack (silby_at_silby.com)
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 16:59:46 -0500 (CDT) To: Leo Bicknell <email@example.com>
On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> I need to make a FreeBSD box be a proper 802.11 AP (BSS Mode). I've
> got a pile of Orinoco cards here, but they seem to still not be
> supported. What ever happened to that effort?
> Assuming they still aren't supported any recomendations on a cheap
> PCMCIA and/or PCI 802.11 card that is well supported in BSS Mode on
> Leo Bicknell - firstname.lastname@example.org - CCIE 3440
I have a Netgear MA311 (Prism 2.5 chipset) doing its job as a BSS under
-stable, and it works pretty well. Now, take that with a grain of salt,
because I only run one node off of it, and that's a machine also running
FreeBSD. That machine is running a Netgear MA401, which is the PCMCIA
version of the 311.
Note that if you're willing to run -current, your options are even
better: According to the ath manpage, the Atheros based cards support BSS
mode, they're a/b/g capable, and they're true PCI/cardbus cards, so they
should perform better.
Mike "Silby" Silbersack
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