Wireless Access Point for Linux
Posted on 2006-06-04
I am looking to upgrade from an old Robotics Wireless Access Point for my home network, and so far I've figured out that I want the 54G standard, and that WPA2 encryption is recommended. I'm working from Linux, so I want a telnet or web-based management interface, and these are hard to find! I've read that I could buy a wireless card for a Linux PC or server and program the box as an AP, however the CPU is under my desk and my son's laptop is upstairs. Since he had problems maintaining an Internet connection from the best line of sight I could manage, I'm concerned that the signal quality from underneath the desk would be marginal at best. So I'm prepared to buy a WAP, but can't find anything that comes recommended for Linux management at home network prices (~ $80).