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 on-device log. (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:
Opinions, especially of anyone with experience of either the Buffalo performance or openWRT (or other) connection event logging on the Linksys, gratefully received !