Virtual wifi router for vsphere

Chris H
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Anyone recommend a known-working distro of linux like freesco or m0n0wall that supports (oob) a tp-link WN-722N USB adapter?  Trying to create a virtual wifi router that can connect to one of our guest wifi networks.  I had used Ubuntu and Minty linux with network manager, but you have to alter the source code in order to change the shared subnet to 192.168.1.0/24.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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The TP-Link WN-722N USB adapter is a very new device compared to those distros, which and not often updated.

are you using VMware vSphere ?
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I just re-arranged the network where I can have two eth ports via copper instead of trying the WIFI.  What's the best virtual rtr distro, minus the USB obligation?
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And yes, vSphere
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If you do not have a physical router, you can use a virtual router, see the following software

1. Freesco

2. Vyatta now Brocade

3. monowall

We've always used Freesco, I think it was the first, but many do no like it, because they find their head hurst setting it up, and prefer Vyatta, but since Brocade purchase them, I don't think their is a community edition anymore (e.g. free version!)

you could use

http://vyos.net/wiki/Main_Page

The above is very good, and easier to use than Freesco!
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I still just built an XP machine and used ICS.  Figured M$ doesn't care if I bootleg one copy of XP.
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Windoze is easier, if you like Windoze!

We just love the small footprint of Freesco!

You cannot beat 1.44MB in 16MB RAM!

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