Quoting Lars Hecking <lhecking at users.sourceforge.net>:
>>> The netgrear is using the "Atheros Super G" chipset, and Linksys is
>> Ralink based.
>> The router/AP chipset is pretty much irrelevant unless you want to run
> Linux on it ;-). The chipset on the client side, i.e. the particular
> PCMCIA/PCI/USB card/dongle you're using, is much more of a worry. Finding
> one that works under Linux and offers all required features requires some
Since the Linksys will act as a bridge between my PC and the wireless
router (netgear) plugged into the cable router. My PC will just talk
to it via standard ethernet :) no need to worry about PCMCIA/PCI/USB
Are we at the point where routers (1 acting as a bridge) don't have
problems talking to other wireless routers? I thought that there were
still some problems where you could end up with a wireless card not
talking to the router, so I assumed that similiar issues must exist
between routers acting as bridges?
> It doesn't say so explicitly, but it mentions support for AES encryption,
> that basically means WPA2.
>>> So, I think that WPA-PSK and WPA are basically the same thing?
>> WPA is the general term. PSK = Pre-Shared Key, a setup most commonly
> used in simple or home networks. One step up would be EAP = Extensible
> Authentication Protocol, which is enterprise grade and often used with
> Radius. My Linksys WAP54G supports EAP IIRC, and I guess that Linksys
> router should, too. Not that it matters for your setup ...
Yeah, the wiki article link sent by Steph helped explain what the
hierarchy was. Just seemed that the manufacturers were using some
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