Wireless & Linux

Wireless & Linux

Post by edjl » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 23:14:57

Can anyone recommend a place on the Maze (also known as the Web) where I
might find comparison reviews of wireless routers vis-vis Linux? Thanks.


Wireless & Linux

Post by $Bil » Mon, 08 Dec 2003 23:53:04

Make it easy on yourself and go to the Linksys and Netgear sites
and get the model numbers of their B or G routers and then Google
for the names and maybe 'review' for a keyword.

They're probably the most realiable and inexpensive home routers.


Wireless & Linux

Post by jcondo » Tue, 09 Dec 2003 02:01:28


I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 BTW, and enabling encryption kills throughput
of this device. Their review of the Linksys while a bit dated catches
the serious performance hit WEP causes the Linksys. I have Optonline
and I loose a bit of speed on the wireless side. I top out a just under
3 megs but, my connection can hit upto 4.5 or 5 Megs on the wired side.

My Dell 1184 Router is much faster but, has a few issues with a few apps
and NAT that I was never able to get straightened out.

Obviously at this port you should be looking at 802.11G anyway.

Wireless & Linux

Post by Daniel Mel » Tue, 09 Dec 2003 14:35:56

Not sure what you'll find, but Linux can do everything these "wireless
routers" (some of them actually run Linux) can do "and lots more"--although
Linux is likely to be less user/newbie friendly.

I have a laptop "hidden away" in my laundry room, running OpenBSD, that
functions as my WAP, firewall, traffic statistics generator, personal web
server and etcetera and performs flawlessly...