Wireless on Linux, part 1

Friday, 22 August 2003, 3:17 PM EST

For the harassed, overworked network admin, connecting new clients without having to run additional cabling is so much fun it feels wrong. Miles of pretty color-coded cables and tags are aesthetically pleasing and useful, of course, and who hasn't experienced the satisfaction of crimping connectors? There's nothing like the authoritative SNICK of a perfect crimp. (For some of us deskbound-geeks, grip strength is all we have.)

But rasslin' bales of CAT5 cables is like, so last millennium. Hopelessly old-fashioned. Square, even. And wireless Ethernet is no longer new-fangled: it's affordable and works just fine. Today let's take a look at which brands and devices work on Linux.

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