I hate Macs, I hate Macs
No one should ask me what I think about Mac’s because I am totally biased against them. I just finished setting up a wireless lan here at the college. Standard stuff. 802.11b, 128bit WEP, using channel 5 with an SSID of default. Once I get shared laptop working with it I tell our ministry arts guy that wifi is setup. He pulls out his super sleek titantium iBook with built in wireless networking. We set out to configure this baby. While we are waiting for something he is showing me a movie he put together with iMovie. It looked pretty slick. I was impressed.
When I try to configure his machine and I can’t find anywhere to plug in half of the settings. Neither can he. All the complexity (which isn’t that complex) is hidden and I gave up in frustration for now.
That being said the wireless configuration utility that ships with the LinkSys Instant Wireless card for Windows PCs is just about as annoying. The version 3 utility has this wonderful wizard that had no obvious setting for channel. Ugh. I moved back to version 2.5 and I was configured in 5 minutes.