Re: House wireless/wired router: choices? Plus wireless neophyte questions.
On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:49:35 -0700
Bob McGowan <email@example.com> wrote:
> I found that Netgear also makes a Linux kernel based router, the
> WGR614L. It is listed at about $80 US, and can use the DD-WRT Open
> Source firmware, probably others.
No longer relevant for you, but right now there's an excellent deal on
the Asus 520gu available at various online merchants; it can be had for
as little as $30 shipped after a $20 rebate. It can apparently run
OpenWrt, and it has a USB port, quite a rare feature at this price
point. [Hint: think of it as a cheaper, lower powered version of the
ever popular Slug, but with integrated wireless.]
> This unit (and others) allows you to associate a particular IP address
> with a MAC address, so the same IP is always given to the device. This
> allows you to have your hosts file setup for names and still use the
> laptop in any DHCP environment with changes.
Most do, but I was disappointed that my Trendware models (452brp and
432brp) don't seem to have that capability, so I switched to static
> Bob McGowan
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