[conspire] MIMO wireless cards cheap at Fry's

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Mon Dec 12 18:24:16 PST 2005

> On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 14:21:04 -0800, Tony Godshall wrote:
> > 
> > Hi, folks.  
> > 
> > Anyone tried the Airlink MIMO routers and cards available 
> > at Fry's for $30 and $20 yet?  (today's adverts).

According to Daniel Gimpelevich,
> I did my own search, and this turned up, worth a read for anybody
> considering getting MIMO at this point in time:
> http://seclists.org/lists/security-basics/2005/Nov/0333.html

I always assume Wifi is insecure.  Iptables shields up and
all transfers via ssh.  Machines don't even ping.  And even
a little security by obscurity on top of that- sshd on a
nonstandard port, unique per host (which is also handy when
port-forwarding from the router- ssh to multiple hosts from
single ip with a little simple $HOME/.ssh/config magic).
> The canonical centralized database of wireless chipsets now appears to be:
> http://linux-wless.passys.nl/

Outstanding.  Thank you sir- that's a site to bookmark.

> That led me to this page:
> http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Vendors
> Mission accomplished: Airlink MIMO chipset identified.

Outstanding.  Thank you sir.  Second reference to Atheros.

I wonder of the router can link to another router?  

Anyone have experience with the latency of modern wireless
chipsets?  Have they improved at all or are they still way
worse than wired?


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