[Techtalk] Wireless Help

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Mon Oct 20 15:21:48 EST 2003

Quoting "bettyj at interbaun.com" <bettyj at interbaun.com>:

> You will need a wireless access point, not a router. You can
> check with Apple Airport equipment and make sure it is
> compatible with the stuff you have. Linksys is not always
> compatible, I believe the 802.11B version is better than
> 802.11G standard for Linux and MacOSX compatibility. Good
> luck and let us know how it works for you.

Linksys has a Wireless Ethernet Bridge that does 802.11B.  I currently have
it working from laptops that have either Centrino, Linksys USB wireless and
Linksys PCMCIA wireless.  You hook the bridge up to a spare port on your
hub; configure both the bridge and client for AdHoc mode instead of WAP. 
With the software installed, the bridge is configurable via browser-based
admin tool.

Other than the Linksys PCMCIA being very noisy on a Compaq, I've been quite
happy with it.  But getting Centrino to work was a breeze so you might be
able to use other interfaces that do 802.11B.


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