gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 20:18:10 EST 2006
A word of warning about the WRT54G!!
Any WRT54G hardware past version 4.x will NOT run 3rd party
linux-based operating systems. That said, you can opt for a WRT54GL
that *can* run 3rd part linux-based OSes.
All that said my best success with wireless bridges has been using the
WAP54G running pure Linksys code. The latest version of OpenWRT
doesn't work well as a bridge. So, if you want an easy way to set up
wireless to any Linux box using a wireless link I'd get a WRT54GL
running some flavor of Linux as the "main" access point then have a
WAP54G working as the bridge.
On a side note, the Asus 500-GL Deluxe make a *fine* OpenWRT machine
(it has two USB ports thrown in for fun where the WRT54GL does not).
On 1/1/06, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
> For desktops, I like to use a wireless bridge (some newer
> ones are called "wireless gaming adaptors").
> I have had some good success with the older D-Link
> DWL-810 (which does 802.11b but not g). More recently,
> I have used the Linksys WRT54G with the Sveasoft
> firmware, and then set it to be an "access point
> Whatever hardware you use, it's basically a box with an
> antenna and an ethernet jack. You connect the PC to the
> wireless bridge with an ethernet cable. No drivers, no
> mess. All configuration is done via a web interface.
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