[clug-talk] [OT] Wireless "A" or DualBand routers?
unleashed at unleashedgamers.com
Thu Jan 13 01:52:21 PST 2005
Niels Voll wrote:
> yes, Linksys A&G combination routers and cards (and of course G by
> specification includes B) are rather easily available. I think in
> addition to Memory Express I've seen them at Futureshop and/or
> Compusmart - a quick website check with all 3 should divulge best prices.
> stay warm!
Checked futureshop and they didn't have any and its not like I would get
one from them after them losing my laptop :(
> p.s. I've been overall very happy with my LinkSys gear, too.
Yeah overall I really like it the best!
> p.p.s. If you're just looking for some fun (rather than specifically to
> have the "A" standard), the LinkSys Wireless Router G - the WRT54G
Got it! getting another in a few days!
> attracted some interesting 3rd party firmware offerings (of course this
> is possible since it runs Linux). More transmission power, more
> firewall functionality (mini IP cop), and even an apparently somewhat
> generic Linux! I haven't played with any of that yet, but it's on my
> list :)
I like the BatBox! http://www.batbox.org/wrt54g-linux.html
> From my research, I've come to the conclusion that the "A" standard is
> really mostly interesting if:
> * you need to hook up to an existing corporate A network (most public
> access points have never really taken to the A standard)
> * where you are needing to implement WiFi, the 2.4 GHz band is already
> overloaded (too many WiFi neighbors, too many Microwave Ovens, too many
> wireless 2.4GHz phones), and you therefore need some less used frequency
not yet but soon hopefully lol
> If neither of the above situations applies, the A standard is probably a
> downgrade from the G/B standard,
> * typically shorter distances
Just in house so this is a nice factor
*Looks for the wardrivers out my window*
> * much fewer compatible devices
*Again looks for the wardrivers out my window, Points and laughs at the
ones using netstumbler in windows because they cant see my closed network*
P.S Im not paranoid about wardrivers, Im one kina, and I know a few ways
to keep a wireless network secure the main one's for every one are as
Disable your wireless SSID brodcast <- this one protects you from all
Use mac address filtering
Use WEP though farly easyly broken with FMS attacks (millions of packets
are normaly needed) http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1814 is a good link
Don't be those stupid people that plug the router in and DONT EVEN PUT A
PASSWORD FOR THE ROUTER!
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