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    Need a wireless router / AP recommendation

    So, i'm getting internet in my apartment later this week, and I want to be able to connect wirelessly, as I imagine the modem's going to wind up in an awkward location, and regardless, I want to be able to move around.

    Here's what I want:

    • Small and Compact
    • Administratible from Linux (preferably web based)
    • WPA Support


    I'll only have one computer on this "network", so I don't know if a simple AP would work or not...

    I think Linksys's WTR54GS would have been perfect, but it's not available anymore.
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    Re: Need a wireless router / AP recommendation

    I installed a Linksys WRT54G2 wireless router a few days ago and it is working great on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04

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    Re: Need a wireless router / AP recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmoak View Post
    I installed a Linksys WRT54G2 wireless router a few days ago and it is working great on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04
    I know, and I've used Linksys routers in the past, but I'm looking for something tiny that i'll easily be able to take on trips, similar to Apple's Airport Express

    EDIT: This looks perfect: La Fonera Any Comments?
    Last edited by zachtib; June 5th, 2008 at 08:20 PM.
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    Re: Need a wireless router / AP recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by zachtib View Post
    So, i'm getting internet in my apartment later this week, and I want to be able to connect wirelessly, as I imagine the modem's going to wind up in an awkward location, and regardless, I want to be able to move around.

    Here's what I want:

    • Small and Compact
    • Administratible from Linux (preferably web based)
    • WPA Support


    I'll only have one computer on this "network", so I don't know if a simple AP would work or not...

    I think Linksys's WTR54GS would have been perfect, but it's not available anymore.
    I use the Linksys WRT54G and it works very well. They can be had for under $50 and support WPA 1/2, WEP, QoS, and uses web browser based administration. They are also one of the most popular to run third party firmware to increase their functionality. Router has very good range as well.
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    Re: Need a wireless router / AP recommendation

    I'm using the Asus WL-520GU flashed with the DD-WRT firmware. It's really customizable and cheap. It's not that big. I love it. You can administer it through the web. And it does WEP, WPA, WPA2 personal and enterprise.

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