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Date:      Fri, 2 Feb 2007 14:22:19 -0600
From:      "Gable Barber" <gablebarber@gmail.com>
To:        "Roger Olofsson" <raggen@passagen.se>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD6.2 DIY wireless AP?
Message-ID:  <aab166ce0702021222s1270b95and14b89d6d5a52101@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <45C39A18.3050204@passagen.se>
References:  <45C39A18.3050204@passagen.se>

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On 2/2/07, Roger Olofsson <raggen@passagen.se> wrote:
> Dear mailing list,
>
> One of the many ideas, inspired by FreeBSD, that passed through my head
> is the one about making my own wireless access point using an old
> computer with FreeBSD and a wireless nic.
>
> First question, will a Fujitsu USB D1075 wireless nic work for this purpose?
>

The best place to look, at least initially is:

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/hardware-i386.html#WLAN

> Second question, any pointers to how to make this small project happen
> would be appreciated. I've googled and found some but I like to read up
> on different ideas before I decide where to go. I would prefer to use
> ipfilter since I've been using that beast for quite some years now, but
> I might as well take a closer look at pf if recommended enough.
>

Ive done this in the past, and I found many resources (howto's
walkthroughs, etc.) available online. There are many different ways to
do it, depending on what your needs are.

My suggestion would be to find a wireless nic, that is well supported,
and go from there. Fr me, once I had a nicely supported card, the rest
was relatively easy.

> Thanks in advance!
>
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Gable



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