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Date:      Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:19:16 -0500
From:      "Bryan H." <lists@galador.org>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Linksys-E4200 Wireless N-router
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On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:41 AM, Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 17:32, Carmel <carmel_ny@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:00:43 +0300
>> Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com> articulated:
>>
>> > On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 15:54, Carmel <carmel_ny@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with a
>> > > "Linksys-E4200 Wireless N-router"
>> > > <
>> > >
>> http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Routers/Linksys-E4200-MaximumPerformance-Wirelessn-router_stcVVproductId122703236VVcatId551966VVviewprod.htm?icid=meet-series-e4200-image-btn&src2=meet-eseries-e4200-image-btn
>> > > >?
>> > >
>> > > I know that FreeBSD probably does not support its wireless
>> > > functions as it employs 802.11n wireless technology; however, other
>> > > than that does anyone have any first hand knowledge of this unit?
>> > >
>> > > I have a rather old Linksys "WRT150N Wireless" that I am considering
>> > > replacing with something more robust.
>> > >
>> > > I have a mixture of both Windows and FreeBSD machines. I can use the
>> > > windows PCs to get the router configured, etcetera and use them and
>> > > the printer via a wireless connection. The FreeBSD units will have
>> > > to be connected directly unfortunately.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > Look at http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#WLAN
>> >
>> > If you identify a WiFi card on that list and install it on your
>> > FreeBSD box, then you can connect with wireless!
>>
>> Odhiambo, please don't CC me. I don't need multiple copies of the same
>> post.
>>
>
> Sorry. I hit reply-all and it CCed you.
>
>
>>
>> If you look carefully at that list, which by the way I have done
>> previously, their are scant few "802.11n" wireless cards listed. The
>> few that might work appear to be lower end units. I have Linksys WMP300N
>> units installed in my older PCs. The newer units will have the Linksys
>> WMP600N installed. They are not listed on the URL listed above.
>>
>
> If it is not listed, there is no guarantee.
>
>
>> At least one of my Laptops has a Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030, 1x2 bgn
>> (2.4GHz) + Bluetooth device installed. I am not even sure if that is
>> supported, although at the present time I don't require it since it runs
>> Windows-7.
>>
>
> You can get the Live DVD and test that quite easily.
>
>
>
>
> --
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> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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If you're just looking for a new router, I would highly recommend the
Linksys WRT160NL.  I got mine refurbished from Cisco's store[1], and
flashed it with dd-wrt[2] (which was incredibly easy, just search for
the router in dd-wrt's "router database", and follow the directions),
and I'm very satisfied with the performance.

Perhaps my only complaint is that the wired ports are not gigabit.
Not a major problem for me at the moment, but it may be a deal-breaker
for you.


[1] http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/outlet/Routers/linksys-WRT160NL-RM-Wirelessn_stcVVproductId89001910VVcatId543906VVviewprod.htm

[2] http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index



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