[plug] Just works wireless card.

Jim Householder nofixed at westnet.com.au
Fri Jan 18 01:05:09 WST 2008

A while back I inherited an HP 6000-something laptop running XP.  When I
tried to secure it by MAC, I found I had to manually enter an address.
I picked one already in the system and added 1 to it.  Worked fine.

As a security risk, probably inside info would be needed...


Gregory Orange wrote:
> Is a MAC ACL worth the trouble? I thought MAC spoofing was like taking
> candy from a baby.
> Greg.
> Lance Duivenbode wrote:
>> I bought one of these the other day as well. Works well with Etch,
>> Feisty, and Gutsy. Checkout
>> http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility/TP-Link for more info on what
>> TP-Link cards are compatible.
>> One thing to note: I have had problems getting wpa_supplicant to
>> connect on Etch when the AP's SSID is hidden. Since there's not really
>> much security benefit in doing this anyway I just opted to leave it
>> visible with a MAC access control list to restrict access (and WPA of
>> course!).
>> Cheers,
>> Lance
>> On Thursday 17 January 2008 13:43:02 Leon Brooks wrote:
>>> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, doodli wrote:
>>>> Hopefully someone has brought one lately locally
>>>> that just works.
>>> TP-Link WN651G bought for $35 from Navada today.
>>> Above-average range, small, simple, Just Works
>>> (at least with Ubuntu Gutsy).
>>> Have had good results from their wireless routers
>>> as well - WR642G, WA601G etc.
>>> Cheers; Leon
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