On Thu 21 Jun 2007, Lars Hecking wrote:
> Wireless is no problem
> either, the challenge is, however, to find a wireless card for the client
> that is supported on Linux. Make sure that the router supports 802.11g.
I know this is the received wisdom, but does it really matter?
I have two access points (for historic reasons) - 11b and 11g.
My laptop (ThinkPad T43) has an 11g connection.
For some reason the laptop sometimes connect to one access point,
and sometimes to the other.
(One is eth0 and the other eth1 on the laptop.)
I haven't made a careful study of this,
but I don't notice any difference between the two.
My ADSL connection is slower than either, I think.
so it would not affect internet connection.
> Make sure the card supports 802.11g and WPA2 encryption
> - you definitely want to use encryption. Stay away from WEP, it is not
Again, does this really matter?
Obviously it depends where you live,
but the probability of there being a WiFi hacker within range
is really pretty remote, I would imagine.
I'm no expert, but I would have thought WEP + ssh was reasonably secure.
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