Re: More on wireless networking under Linux
From: Hank Barta (hbarta_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 00:33:01 GMT
Bob Tennent <BobT@cs.queensu.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 16:36:26 GMT, Augustus SFX van Dusen wrote:
> >> http://www.asus.com/products/communication/wireless/wl-330/overview.htm
> >> Because it plugs into an ethernet port, you don't have to worry about
> >> drivers. And the device can also be used as an access point, so maybe
> >> you can get a deal if you buy several of them.
> > Is this something that can be plugged in to both hub and PC? Ideally,
> > what I'd like to do is the following:
> > 1) Plug a WL-330 into the standard NIC in my PC.
> > 2) Plug another WL-330 into one of the ports of my hub.
> > With this, would my PC communicate wireless with my hub? That is; would,
> > for all practical purposes, this allow me to successfully connect my PC to
> > my hub wirelessly.
> Yes. Of course, some minor configuration will be needed at both ends.
> But you will *not* have to find/compile/install/configure wireless
Won't he need a crossover cable to connect to the hub since the
hub and AP will both use the same pinout on the cable? Or do these
devices automagically sense whether they are being used as a hub or
computer and adjust their pinout accordingly?
Or perhaps his hub has a connector wired like a computer and that
would work unless he's using it to connect to another hub or the