06-11-2003, 05:12 AM
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Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Beach Haven, Auckland
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Problem is thats all linux based - im not game for that just yet, and im not going to be sharing my internet on the node either, so im just going to go for a hardware accesspoint/router for now.
None of the hardware routers I have come across can pinhole from the LAN to the WAN side, instead assuming the NAT or the full routing will allow data to go out. Ideally I want port 80 on the default gateway address to have the http since thats the first place people are likly to look. I think I will have to put a DHCP behind it as it seems the DHCP in the d-link and linksys's etc will only assign themselves as the gateway.
Anyway, I have a bit on ebay at the mo for a 15dBi omni, if i dont win, im gonna buy one ($140 US + shipping), I can always swap to a PCI card later if i get a handle around linux. Dlink 520s seem to go for cheap on there. I cant get over the cost of wireless gear in NZ, even outpost.com or buy.com is cheaper then trade from the few places I have tried.
Gonna run with a hardware AP and see how far that will go etc before putting the effort into configuring a linuxbox for it.
Once I have that done, i think a mini-itx system will do the trick nicly.