Wireless card suggestions
mwhapples at aim.com
Thu Oct 8 17:20:45 EDT 2009
On -10/01/37 20:59, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> Yes you need to encrypt your wireless link because otherwize people can
> clim onto your network and use your resources. It happened to me so I
> know. Setting up your wireless link from the command-line does mean
> editing config files, but it is not that difficult. In graphycal mode,
> there tools that does all of this for you.
This is one of the nice things included in GRML, a text setup tool for
networking including wireless, so no need to edit configuration files
manually when using a text console. When I used GRML and the
grml-network tool to configure wireless, it was the first time I got my
dad's wireless working reliably with encryption from Linux.
> The insecure protocol is called wep or something and the better one is
> called wpa.
> HTH, Willem
> On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I got the below question from someone and am hoping the list can help. Also,
>> suggestions on what Linux distro to give him would be appreciated. He
>> currently knnows nothing about Linux and has migrated from DOS to XP. He
>> doesn't want X. I was thinkking grml but I'm still having problems with
>> Speakup not always working. I don't know whhat synthesizer he has. The
>> problem with Ubuntu or Vinux is that they require X. Several of his machines
>> still run Dos or Windows 98. I reeally don't know anything about wireless, so
>> I would appreciate any pointers. Thanks very much.
>> I now have a Linksys WRT54 wireless router with two PCs hooked directly to
>> it. Question is: do you have any idea if most usb wireless cards will
>> work with linux/and/or windows, or is there some recommended wireless
>> device such as pci card? I have never used wireless before and have heard
>> it is best to securely encrypt my wireless using encryption. Any comments
>> or suggestions appreciated.
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