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Wi-Fi Planet: Wireless on Linux, Part 1

Aug 22, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"For the harassed, overworked network admin, connecting new clients without having to run additional cabling is so much fun it feels wrong. Miles of pretty color-coded cables and tags are aesthetically pleasing and useful, of course, and who hasn't experienced the satisfaction of crimping connectors? There's nothing like the authoritative SNICK of a perfect crimp. (For some of us deskbound-geeks, grip strength is all we have.)

"But rasslin' bales of CAT5 cables is like, so last millennium. Hopelessly old-fashioned. Square, even. And wireless Ethernet is no longer new-fangled: it's affordable and works just fine. Today let's take a look at which brands and devices work on Linux; next week we'll dig into the deep, mysterious world of chipsets, configurations, and troubleshooting..."

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