I'm looking at subscribing to a local wireless ISP.
They are clueless of or simply unsupportive of anything non Microsoft.
They are proposing to provide a Cisco 350 Card and antenna.
I'm responsible to provide a Windows 98/2000/XP machine to manage
What I'd like to do is Dual-boot the machine, put a "Real" OS on it
and build a decent secure router I can Boot under windows for any
support or configuration issues.
So my question is this...
They won't support and MAY be hostile to my approach.
THEY will set up the connection on-site, They may not provide me
with any details...
I would ASSUME I can very simply and easily look up any Parameters
they need to set on the windows config after they leave,
and configure an identical Linux set-up.
I know of the WEP key and SSID is there anything else they may need to set
I'd need to get network access?
Should I easily be able to "Recover" These parameters or are they
encrypted and stuffed in Flash on the card or something?...
At a higher level, IF They even use them...
I think Radius Authentication and MAC validation are
easily solved and NON-issues respectively under linux? Right???