adam beecher wrote:
> The D-Link stuff seems very popular, although Netgear stuff sounds
> (aside from the recent sntp snafu). Anyone used Netgear?
>> (I'm particularly looking for product recommendations, i.e. make and model.
> I honestly haven't a clue about this stuff. Money is no object. Of course
> that's a lie, if money was no object, I'd have one of these:
> <http://www.go-l.com/desktops/machl38/features/>. Yum.)
I've a D-Link 300G+ ADSL modem connected to iStream and an Airport
Extreme Base Station, (just so my lazy ass can pick up my email via my
Tungsten C from downstairs, and I can hand people a laptop with an
802.11G card to prevent people from bothering me when they want to use
the net), and I've found the D-Link & Linksys stuff to do the job
without any problems. I played around with some Netgear stuff a while
back and found it to be a right pain in the backside when it came to
compatibility between other vendors chipsets. D-Link & Linksys have yet
to do me wrong though.
I try to ensure it's a single vendors silicon making it's way onto my
home network, in this case it's mostly Broadcom's stuff, as each vendor
jumped the gun before the 802.11a/b/g spec was fully locked and you can
get some weirdness between base stations and wireless cards.
To that end the D-Link 604+ or the Linksys BFDSR41W wouldn't be a bad
thing to look at. Check the installation guides to ensure administration
isn't through a Windows app if you intend to drop it into an all Linux
environment, it should be via a web browser plugged into an ethernet
jack on the back of the modem, or self assigned DHCP address to the
station and client via a wireless link for the D-link stuff, but the
last thing you want to do is to try and get a crufty admin tool running
under WINE when all you want to do is specify your ISP information.
Your mileage may vary.
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