hostAP vs Dedicated AP
Sat Aug 23 04:40:39 PDT 2003
On Thursday 21 August 2003 12:26, Anand S. Katti wrote:
> 1. WEP or equivalent protocols supported.
hostap can do WEP in firmware or software,
can be modified to do anything you want in software.
> 2. capability to host multiple BSS names.
> 3. packet forwarding latencies.
Done in firmware, must be the same
> 4. range.
Don't know, this depends on hardware quality
> 5. No. of hosts supported.
This is limited by throughput degradation.
Theoretically you can have 2000+ hosts.
> 6. any other added advantages.
With hostap I turn off bridging and do routing.
This allows me to do firewalling (iptables),
traffic accounting etc etc etc.
If I will ever want it, I can do DHCP,
IPsec, traffic shaping, myriad of things.
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