I'm looking to buy a wireless access point (or router) for my home
network. I have only a few criteria but bizzarely it seems I ask too
much of the sub-100ukp market:
- syslog output, especially of wireless connections made & dropped
- decent signal strength (ie. close to the uk max of 20dBm/100mW)
prefereably with output power control.
- WPA, .11g, and other common facilities.
2 candidates are:
Buffalo WBR2G54, which has:
- unimpressive power (13.5dBm) so probably unimpressive range/througput
- power control (probably not needed with this!)
- very good logging, to remote syslog
Linksys WRT54G(S) seems to have:
- good power (18dBm)
- no power control
- no logging to remote syslog, just some naff traffic-only
(like I'm going to keep logging in to have a look at it !)
Despite the apparently low power tom's networking seemed to get pretty
decent results from the Buffalo:
There are lots of open firmwares for the linksys - most seem to
support remote syslogging though I can't find any that state exactly
*what* they log - typically what's alluded to is traffic logging
(iptables) which is only part of the story, and not I think as
important as wireless connection events.
Opinions, especially of anyone with experience of either the Buffalo
performance or openWRT (or other) connection event logging on the
Linksys, gratefully received !
17 years ago