large-scale wireless [was: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs]

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Tue Nov 13 19:49:42 UTC 2007

Also, some issues with Intel, too:

I know that this has been at least somewhat addressed, but I'm not sure if
they are fully addressed.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
Casey Callendrello
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 1:20 PM
To: nanog at; carl at
Subject: Re: large-scale wireless [was: cpu needed to NAT 45mbs]

Hard-earned knowledge:
Meru's single-channel approach has some compatability issues with
certain drivers, most notably Lenovo laptops with the Atheros chipset.
If you decide to go that route, make sure you have a USB key lying
around with the latest drivers from the Lenovo site for the T60's
wireless network.
Regardless of your deployment, make sure your front line support staff
(you DO have a helptable, right?) has the ability to update drivers on
PCs without requiring wireless connectivity.  An ethernet cable should
work just fine :)


Jeff Kell wrote:

>Frank Bulk wrote:
>>Foundry OEMs from Meru, which also uses a single-channel approach.  It
>>not have an L1 requirement.
>Meru APs tunnel back to the controller, so any old L3 will do.  We took an
AP home (just for grins) and it still worked back to our controller through
residential broadband.

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