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Cisco pix 501 router needs compatible wireless access point hardware recommendation

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I Have a PIX 501 that I want to set up for a VPN but I need a wireless access point for the home office network. I didn't want to simply  buy an off the shelf linksys from Bestbuy, but want hardware that is compatible without breaking the bank. Does anyone have a suggestion? And how does the AP connect to the PIX 501, the reason I ask this question is that i was looking at the Cisco aironet 1245g on the net and it appears to be connected (incoming and outgoing) by RF cable, maybe I am wrong. Please advise, thanks
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No the Cisco 1200 series APs connect via a fastEthernet port on the back.

If you are connecting it directly to the pix then you will connect it to one of the LAN ports on the pix.

In my opinion the 1200 series from Cisco might be overkill for a home environment (especially for the price). If you are just connected several computers to your LAN via wireless then a solid Linksys router will do just fine and save you money. They do not have all the bells and whistles that the 1200 has but i dont think you would even you any of those. Just my opinion.

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/Routers
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