Re: Wireless ThinkPad H/W Recommendations?
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 12:24:07 -0400
> Hello All,
> I'm looking at going wireless with my home DSL setup and would appreciate
> opinions as to the following...
> I'm currently running RH/Fedora on a somewhat antiquated, though still
> useful (RAM/Disk upgrades), ThinkPad 600E.
> Based on the age of my hardware and the speed limitations of DSL (relative
> to a LAN), I'm thinking it might be beneficial to take advantage of the
> reduced prices of a 802.11b PC Card / Router config (v. 802.11g). Any
> brand recommendations?
> I may have a desktop on my LAN, though I'm not concerned about high-speed
> transfers between the two; the laptop could be "wired" straight into the
> hub should that be necessary.
I don't like wireless, its still very insecure/easily hacked into unless
you arse about setting up ipsec tunnels over 802.11 and you lose
bandwidth then to the tunneling etc etc.
While its useful, personally I'd stick with a wired network. Unless of
course you're not bothered about security.
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