Wireless Cards

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Sun Nov 6 00:04:49 MST 2005


On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 10:19:27PM -0700, Chris Carey wrote:
> 
> I beg to differ. The Linksys is a Linux box. You can compile pretty
> much any linux software on it. Whether it has the memory to run it is
> another story :) FYI there are Dansguardian packages available for the
> Linksys WRT54G:
> 
> http://openwrt.alphacore.net/experimental-sources/

How much persistant storage does it have?  How much RAM?

> You have to compare apples to apples here.
> 
> Im comparing the features of a $50 linksys router against the features
> of a $50 PCI wireless card (and associated HostAP driver).  You
> compared the $50 linksys router against the features of a $50 PCI
> wireless card attached to a $1000 computer.

The issue was never price--it was versatility.  Besides, I got my
firewall for free.  It certainly isn't worth more than $150.


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Andrew McNabb
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