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    Hi!

    I'm trying to decided about a Linksys Wireless A+G access point (that will plug into current D-Link router) or a Linksys Wireless A+G router.

    Anyone have any experience with wireless networking?

    Which would you buy? or recommend?
    SSSSSPPPPPAAAAAMMMMM 44444 EEEEEVVVVVEEEEEAAAAA!!!!!

  • #2
    well would you be replacing the D-Link rounter with the Linksys router? An access point is all you really need
    ..it's safer here.

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    • #3
      ...depending on whether or not you already have a router on your (assumedly) broadband connection.

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      • #4
        When you already have a router, all you need is a wireless access point which is basically a box that makes your wire wireless and nothing else. What Baz said.

        Now the thing is, an accesspoint from Linksys costs the same as a wireless router from Linksys. Additionally, Linksys is a much better brand than D-Link, the router part will probably be newer and more powerful.

        Unless there is a big price difference, get the wireless Linksys router, toss the D-Link in the bin.

        AP's nowadays are only needed for special purposes like bridging or repeating. When i need to install just an accesspoint somewhere, i often end up getting a wireless router and leaving the WAN port unconnected, or use it as a true IP router.
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        • #5
          Got a Linksys router (on sale)
          also picked up 2 usb adapters (for the wireless )

          But they don't work with Linux

          Ya know of a usb or pci adapter that is good and works with linksys router and linux?

          (I'll update this if i find one that works)
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          • #6
            All of them will work with linksys, as for linux, no idea. Your best bet is to check which chipsets are supported by linux and get a card (probably pci) with that chip.
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            • #7
              Make sure it's one that's supported with people actually using it, not one that's just marked supported but never tested.
              Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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              • #8
                Untested code is broken code, or so I've been informed.
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