Anyone else see that unused mini-pci express slot and think that this would be a great place for a WLAN card?
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How would buying a separate access point be a net savings in money?
I'm sure that if the rack case was replaced by an ASA 5505 style desktop case, with wireless, there would be demand for a linux/bsd based firewall with integrated wireless, after all, Cisco/Juniper/Sonicwall have been able to sell them.
Mini-PCI "N" WLAN card $21-$36, antenna $22. No need to attach the antenna to the box, set it up on top of the rack or a shelf. N range should cover the area of most modest homes/condos.how much is it for the wireless card ? How much is it for the antennas, how hard and is the unit capable of mounting the antennas to the case ?<snip>
So the mystery remains then; what other purpose could the mini-pci be intended for?
With access points, you have the luxury of putting that wireless signal...."where it's needed" in offices. Flexibility...good.
Wireless routers....you're stuck with the wireless signal originating where the network originates...which is businesses is often in a back room or closet or...."some spot out in the back or finance office". Flexibility....limited.
And the big show stopper folks....Untangle does not support a wireless interface...aside from not having wireless NIC driver support (which yes would be sorta easy)....the main point is...it is not coded at all to deal with wireless security protocols...it doesn't know what WEP/WPA/WPA2 is. And I don't believe it's on the roadmap as a feature,
I don't like or want wireless combined with the router for my clients. That's more often the case with others. Fine for home and SOHO and the smaller side of SMB, but Untangle isn't aimed at that..which makes sense.
Thank you exactly what i was trying to say, however no one takes me seriously because " oh look only few months member"
People like your self and I, like to put the wireless access point's where it is needed.
Having a small *nix based router with built in wireless would be a huge benefit for the office that I work at, which currently has 0 firewall (and all public IP addressing in use, no less), and a bunch of linksys wap54g's which are shit. If we had a box with pfSense or Smoothwall and a built in wireless nic, this would be a huge benefit for us.