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Fred Atkinson
04-12-08, 12:44 PM
Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
of the ballpark.

Regards,



Fred Atkinson

P.Schuman
04-12-08, 01:14 PM
"Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote in message
news:q4t104ljnhoc8qdut9ng6eb5pm5e09jh5m@4ax.com...
> Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
> supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
> protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
> trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
> of the ballpark.
>
> Regards,
> Fred Atkinson

So you want both the 2.4Ghz and the 5.8Ghz ?

Fred Atkinson
04-12-08, 01:19 PM
On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:14:53 -0500, "P.Schuman"
<pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:

>
>"Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote in message
>news:q4t104ljnhoc8qdut9ng6eb5pm5e09jh5m@4ax.com...
>> Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
>> supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
>> protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
>> trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
>> of the ballpark.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Fred Atkinson
>
>So you want both the 2.4Ghz and the 5.8Ghz ?
>

Yes. I want dual band and the pre-n support (so that
hopefully I can add the n support with a firmware upgrade after they
finalize the standard).

I current have two WAPs, an a and a b,g. Neither support WPA.
I think the best way would be to find a WAP that would support all of
it.

The closest I've come is the Netgear WAG102. It supports, a,
b, and g but provides nothing towards pre-n support.

Any suggestions?

Regards,



Fred

Pen
04-12-08, 02:08 PM
Fred Atkinson wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:14:53 -0500, "P.Schuman"
> <pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:
>
>> "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote in message
>> news:q4t104ljnhoc8qdut9ng6eb5pm5e09jh5m@4ax.com...
>>> Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
>>> supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
>>> protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
>>> trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
>>> of the ballpark.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Fred Atkinson
>> So you want both the 2.4Ghz and the 5.8Ghz ?
>>
>
> Yes. I want dual band and the pre-n support (so that
> hopefully I can add the n support with a firmware upgrade after they
> finalize the standard).
>
> I current have two WAPs, an a and a b,g. Neither support WPA.
> I think the best way would be to find a WAP that would support all of
> it.
>
> The closest I've come is the Netgear WAG102. It supports, a,
> b, and g but provides nothing towards pre-n support.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Fred
Linksys lists one WRT600N found here;
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175237911752&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1175239789B03

Pen
04-12-08, 02:14 PM
Fred Atkinson wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:14:53 -0500, "P.Schuman"
> <pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:
>
>> "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote in message
>> news:q4t104ljnhoc8qdut9ng6eb5pm5e09jh5m@4ax.com...
>>> Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
>>> supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
>>> protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
>>> trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
>>> of the ballpark.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Fred Atkinson
>> So you want both the 2.4Ghz and the 5.8Ghz ?
>>
>
> Yes. I want dual band and the pre-n support (so that
> hopefully I can add the n support with a firmware upgrade after they
> finalize the standard).
>
> I current have two WAPs, an a and a b,g. Neither support WPA.
> I think the best way would be to find a WAP that would support all of
> it.
>
> The closest I've come is the Netgear WAG102. It supports, a,
> b, and g but provides nothing towards pre-n support.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Regards,
> Fred

Also check Dlink.

Peter Pan
04-13-08, 10:44 AM
Fred Atkinson wrote:

>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Fred

I too have two wap's, one a only, and one b-g-pre-n, and (just plug one into
the others router part)... very cheap, both support wpa (actually 3, 3rd is
a BlueTooth AP plugged into the router part)

Good, cheap/easy/quick off the shelf stuff, easy to repair/maintain/etc
(power strip and cat5 cable, adds under $10)
Bad, not all in one box, but several (I personally think multiple boxes is
good, but some people like integrated, look at home stereo stuff)

Jeff Liebermann
04-13-08, 11:16 AM
On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:44:36 -0400, Fred Atkinson
<fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote:

> Can anyone tell me if there is such a thing as a WAP that
>supports 802.11a, b,g, and pre-n? It must support the latest WPA
>protocol and have an Ethernet connector. I'd like as much of the
>trimmings (special features) as possible without running the price out
>of the ballpark.

You'll find that if you enable Pre-802.11n Draft 2 high speed
performance, 802.11b/g compatibility usually disabled. There are
several modes (legacy, mixed, and green field modes) the determine how
backwards compatibility operates. See:
<http://www.wirelessnetdesignline.com/howto/wlan/199700564> (3 pages)
for how it all works. Basically, if you want the high speeds that a
40MHz channel offers, you gotta disabled 802.11b/g, or it's like
dragging an anchor.

See Linksys WRT600N:
<http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175237911752&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1175239789B06>
<http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30208/96/> (11 pages)
<http://wifinetnews.com/archives/008009.html>
About $275/ea.




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