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Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point

Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point
Summary Dual-radio 802.11a/b (Atheros 802.11a, Broadcom 802.11b) Access Point. Has first generation Atheros 11a radio.
Update None
Pros • No 802.11a WEP enabled performance degradation
Cons • No client info or network statistics
• Can't attach better antennas

Linksys' WAP51AB is one of the two dual-band Access Points (D-Link's DWL6000AP is the other) that's priced in the range where a SOHO networker might be tempted to give it a try. I didn't find any surprises in the product itself, but I spent more time than I wanted tracking down issues with the Linksys client cards that I tested it with...

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