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LinuxHardware.org: Linux Wireless Networking Review

May 19, 2001, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]

Wireless networking for Linux can be a little confusing, but this article takes a look at some of the alternatives the author had success with. The encouraging part is that once the pain of configuration (and paying for the hardware in the first place) is endured, things "just work."

"Having a wireless LAN is the best way to turn your laptop into a true desktop replacement. There are many competing standards and Linux support is not always there. We tested a very inexpensive WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) setup with excellent results."

Wireless LAN is great fun and works splendidly in Linux with a few exceptions. The WAP that we chose for cost reasons could have easily been replaced with a Linux configurable, but more expensive alternative."

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