OpenBSD Journal

Connect Apple Airport client to OpenBSD gateway.

Contributed by Dengue on from the Fruit-and-Fish dept. writes :
"Here is a short write-up on how to get an Apple Airport client talking to an OpenBSD wireless gateway. . "

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  1. By Henners () on

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      WLAN is far too insecure without IPSEC. If I can't trust it to be secure on the wire, there's no way in hell I would trust it to be secure when broadcast to everyone within 100 or so meters....

  2. By Ed Hintz () on

    First, while I note they mention using the Lucent card, if you're buying a card get a Prism2 chipset. I got one of the SMCs at BestBuy for about $50 US. Next, use it in Host AP mode. And last, rather than editing /etc/netstart, add the wicontrol commands into the /etc/hostname.if file:

    !wicontrol $if -e 1 -k mykey -n mylan -s mybase -p 6

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    You can install orinoco ap500 firmware on an apple airport (theyre the same hardware). The ap500 firmware performs *much* better in multipoint setups.

  4. By RC () on

    If Apple wants to be incompatible, I say: screw 'em.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Just how is apple being incompatible?

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    The newer Airports work well (referred to as the Snow model) but you need a Mac to run the Admin tool, or a there is a Windows version of an admin program. We use them at work and they work just fine for me. Having to find a mac to make changes to the Airport is the ownly downer.


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