Re: Linux bootable CD for secure ad-hoc wifi sharing?
>> ofn01 wrote:
>> I have looked at monowall and Live CDRouter etc. but want to know if
>> anyone thinks this is possible:
>> Booting a Linux LiveCD, that reads config off a USB stick, and configures
>> a wireless laptop that is connected to a router via ethernet to share its
>> wireless NIC in ad-hoc mode with WPA security?
>> XP can do all of this easily except for the LiveCD part and only allows
>> WEP. Vista can do this except for the LiveCD part.
>> Also it is an Intel Pro 3945 Wireless NIC.
>> not sure if hostapd supports this NIC or not?
>> Man it is confusing with Linux and I don't have Vista - only XP on the
> I think that your idea/plan is overkill, 2 reasons WiFi AP's are cheap
> and have security on board, and they consume less power
I can't comment on your wireless setup (cos my knowledge of wireless is
zilch) but using both a live CD and a USB stick seems redundant. Persistent
usb sticks are better than using a live cd and a usb stick together in my
opinion. One less thing to go wrong. Set once then forget.
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