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Building a FreeBSD access point

I’ve built myself an access point using FreeBSD, and it’s dead easy! I have: One old P200 box (96meg ram, ethernet card, 2gig disk) One d-link dwl-520 prism 2.5 card A fresh install of FreeBSD on it ( ) Then to change this box into a functional access point takes just 5 commands! # […]

Netgear MA311GE

Prism 2.5-based PCI card with rp-sma antenna connector. Pros: Reasonably cheap Good linux support Easily available pigtails Cons: PCI (well it’s a con if you have a laptop; Netgear’s pcmcia doesn’t have an external antenna socket) Cable runs from back of card to external antenna Uses: Hostap based repeating nodes Available from: