[TriLUG] Xmas wireless question
gregbrown at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 16 23:48:43 EST 2004
I hate to beat a dead horse (not really) BUT... hogrits was kind enough
to portscan a Linksys WAP11 access point we were using at a conference
this past weekend and he managed to take it off-line with a PORTSCAN!!!
Woot! A denial of service attack via portscan. Nice. Now that's
quality engineering! Like I said before, a linksys AP may be good
enough for home use but in professional work environments you had
better throw out the "toilet paper" argument in a hurry.
BTW - my Orinoco AP-500, for comparison sake, has just survived a very
harsh nessus scan without even a hiccup.
But I do agree: once you throw out engineering, quality, remote
management capabilities, enterprise level features, and the like the
"Best Buy quality" hardware and enterprise quality hardware are usually
On Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003, at 18:50 US/Eastern, Greg Brown wrote:
> But we're back to business vs. home use. Cisco has been wanting to
> get into the home market for a long time so purchasing Linksys seems
> like a logical step. Comparing the quality of inksys hardware to
> something that Cisco, Foundry, Extreme, etc might produce gives me a
> good chuckle, though. Last time I checked there was nothing from
> Linksys on the government TIC approved list. And there's a reason for
> that (probably several).
> In the end for home use Linksys is probably fine. $79.00 for a card
> and an AP is hard to beat. On a network that I had to support I
> wouldn't have a Linksys anything unless I wanted to visit the client
> on a higher than regular basis for some reason.
> On Monday, Dec 29, 2003, at 21:27 US/Eastern, Jim Ray wrote:
>> it is easy to get ripped off in this industry with all the marketing
>> convincing us to pay more for brand xyz because of quality. it is
>> to me that the company touting quality purchases the cheap and
>> brand that had been taking away market share.
>> whatever you do, don't squeeze the charmin, though...
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