FreeBSD6.2 DIY wireless AP?
bsdaemon at comcast.net
Fri Feb 2 20:31:04 UTC 2007
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 09:07:52PM +0100, Roger Olofsson wrote:
>First question, will a Fujitsu USB D1075 wireless nic work for this purpose?
>Second question, any pointers to how to make this small project happen
>would be appreciated. I've googled and found some but I like to read up
>on different ideas before I decide where to go. I would prefer to use
>ipfilter since I've been using that beast for quite some years now, but
>I might as well take a closer look at pf if recommended enough.
If I recall correctly, only cards using the PRISM chipset support access
point mode. You might have a look at the m0n0wall project:
It's a FreeBSD based firewall that's designed to work like an appliance
and works very well with low-power, flash-based PCs. Soekris
(soekris.com) makes several mini-computers with PCMCIA slots that will
accept most wireless cards and run well on m0n0wall.
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