Subject: Re: What 802.11 wireless gear do you recommend?
To: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/04/2001 22:15:32
In message <email@example.com>, Michael Graff writes:
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris G. Demetriou) writes:
>> My understanding is that the underlying hardware in the Airport and
>> RG-1000 is the same. Lucent hardware is obviously the strong favorite
>> in the responses I got -- there were some mentions of other gear, but
>> in fact little experience with things other than those above.
>Rumor has it you cannot use any of the existing software to put the
>longer encryption key into a gold card, should you replace the one
>in the RG-1000 with one.
I haven't taken mine apart yet -- is there an actual PCMCIA card inside?
Of course, the 802.11 crypto isn't very good. See
>The apple airport works fine.
>Also, the RG-1000 picks a rather annoying network name, and this
>cannot be changed so I was told. This means you're screwed if you
>want to put two together and roam 'tween them.
Does that really matter? I never set the network name to anything, so
my card happily locks onto any net it hears. Of course, I wouldn't be
surprised if they did that, if only to avoid cannibalizing sales of the
bigger access points.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb