Wire pickups.

Andy Greenwood greenwood.andy at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 18:20:24 UTC 2006

the only thing I've ever seen in a wireless router that caused it to
not work with other operating systems was a flaw in it's dhcp server.
It seems that windows doesn't conform to the DHCP standard and some of
the packets transmitted were flawed. the DHCP server on the router had
been configured to expect these flawed packets and when a standards
conformant dhcpclient tried to get connection info, the router didn't
work right. Of course, I no longer have the router (I belive it was a
linksys) and this was many years ago, so any of that might be wrong.
Just try it out and see if it works. It probably will.

On 6/30/06, Erik Nørgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:
> Goerge Smith wrote:
> > I am making a computer, and I will be using FreeBSD for the OS. Well I
> > have a router that works for Windows only, is there a way to get a
> > wireless plugin to pick up the signal?
> If I understand you correctly that router is an independent device?
> In that case "windows only" means that they have only tested it with
> windows and will only ask support requests for users using that use
> other operating systems. It does not mean that it won't work.
> Rather than looking at OS' required look at protocols supported. It is
> most likely standard protocols and there will be no problem at all.
> So, just move ahead and see if you actually have a problem. If so, you
> need to be more specific about the details of your wireless router etc.
> Cheers, Erik
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