[kismac] Re: 1.0

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:52:55 +0200

At 4:34 AM -0400 2003/09/26, Derrick J Brashear wrote:

>  I don't plan to upgrade my employer's (large) network, and I have a single
>  "base station" which is running HostAP on a PCI card in a Linux box, the
>  card being months old, the machine less.
>  Investment not amortized yet.

        It would only take one more 802.11g wireless card that works in 
HostAP mode, but I don't know if Atheros is supported that way, at 
least not yet.

        You're probably right, even though these cards are pretty cheap 
already (as low as $69 on Amazon, according to 
you should probably wait.

>>  card?  In the case of the Apple Airport Extreme, the built-in port so
>>  that you can plug in external antennas (e.g., Dr Bott omnidirectional
>>  and unidirectional) and get even greater range?  The ability to use
>  Week old 15" TiBook. I hate my employers.

        Nah.  Don't ever buy version 1.0 of anything.  I'm sure there are 
plenty of kinks in the new 15" AlBook that need to get worked out, 
and you'd have had a wonky machine until such time as you could 
convince them to replace it with one that actually works right.

        The 15" TiBook is actually a pretty good bargain right now, since 
it's the last 15" laptop that Apple produced that is known to be 
rock-solid, and is likely to hold this title for at least several 
more months.  Sure, it lacks a few features, but at least it works!

        Me, I have my own 15" TiBook/800/DVI that I bought a while back. 
It's getting beat up pretty badly, but it still works fine.  My next 
project will be to replace the internal 40GB hard drive with one of 
the new 80GB models.

        That is, after I get the new Airport Extreme base stations 
installed and working, and I have my "Real-world 3-D WiFi Network 
Signal Strength Mapping" article written and published.  ;-)

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

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