[MLB-WIRELESS] Question for the brainstrust
peter at nmc.net.au
Fri Aug 11 08:38:38 EST 2006
Assuming you have to use wireless,
One option is to use two pci cards in adhoc mode.
Using an ap in the middle with two wireless adaptors
will repeat the signal twice halving the data rate.
Another option and much better would be.
pc with NIC --Ethernet--> Netgear 108mbs ap (ap mode)-->
---wireless--> pci 108 Netgear adaptor normal client mode in other pc.
This will in theory give the best result where adhoc can be unstable
with a lot of brands and not typically not support the high speed modes
(In most cases you have to use an ap for 108mbs)
You will be also able to use all the nice ap features to secure
& lock down where required.
Senior Network Engineer
From: Fenn Bailey [mailto:fenn_b at smktech.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 10 August 2006 9:40 AM
To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] Question for the brainstrust
Quick question for the brainstrust out there -
I need to connect 2 desktop workstations to a .11g wireless LAN, and
performance is a key issue. That said, cost is also (always) something
take into account.
I'm looking at what option these days is best for connecting desktops -
Ideally, I would find a .11g access point that works in client mode (so
wirelessness is handled off the PC), but that sounds like potentially an
expensive option, when you can pick up a PCI card for $39.
That said, my experience with PCI cards has been iffy in the past, with
of the cheap options having most of the processing handled in software,
the performance being pretty miserable (sub .11b type performance) - and
radios being very shoddy.
In terms of bang for buck (performance wise), do I want:
- 1) A PCI card (Linksys, Dlink, what?)
- 2) A USB 2.0 adapter (brand recommendations?)
- 3) A wireless AP (Mitsubishi R100, Linksys something...?)
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