[Soekris] Best 802.11b card for HostAP
jim at netgate.com
Thu Mar 4 01:11:55 UTC 2004
WEP should be working (now).
On Mar 1, 2004, at 2:34 PM, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting John R. Shannon (john at johnrshannon.com):
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>> I'm using Netgate's minipci 802.11B card; it's firmware reports:
>> PRISM2.5 ISL3874A(Mini-PCI), Firmware 1.4.9
>> As far as I know, the PRISM II cards are the only 802.11B cards
>> The ath driver (atheros chipsets) supports hostap mode operation
>> according to
>> "man 4 ath". You might consider a multimode card based on this
> With the deep limitation that the atheros drivers use non-free code.
> Because of this, OpenBSD does not support them. Which might be
> an issue if you want an integrated pf/altq setup and, by most
> measures, code that's been more stringently audited for security
> (along with an in-base perl and apache and all damn configs go in
> /etc/*, not /usr/pkg/etc or /usr/local/etc).
> That said, I have an AP running FreeBSD 5.2 with atheros. WEP was
> giving me grief, but WEP isn't critical anyway.
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