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Date:      Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:56:00 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Linksys-E4200 Wireless N-router
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On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 02:03, Carmel <carmel_ny@hotmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:19:16 -0500
> Bryan H. <lists@galador.org> articulated:
>
> > 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.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Best regards,
> > > Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
> > > Nairobi,KE
> > > +254733744121/+254722743223
> > > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> > > Damn!!
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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
>
> What do you gain by flashing it? I did not see anything specific
> mentioned. This would also undoubtedly void any guarantee on the unit
> I presume.
>
>
It may void the warranty yes, but dd-wrt has more features than stock
firmware.


-- 
Best regards,
Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
Nairobi,KE
+254733744121/+254722743223
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Damn!!



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