I am going to go wireless at my home office. My ISP is wireless using 350 PCI with a cable run directly from the Desktop PC card to the antenna mounted on my house. I'm running W2K (internet sharing from WAN to LAN (DHCP)) with a second nic going to a Linksys switch in which my laptop is wired to. My question is can I get by using the AIR-BSE342 as my access point or do I need the 'true' access point for the extra $200. If I can get 80 feet at 10 I'll be satisfied. If I'm correct all I would have to do then if the base station will work is to run a cable from my switch to the base station and static ip the base station (which will then be DHCP for my laptop). Any help would be appreciated.
I was told by Cisco that there are no outdoor antennas for their 352 access point (AIR-AP352E2R-A-K9). I ordered a 352 AP, but had to go with a indoor AP diversity antenna. Are the outdoor antennas you referred to another brand? The 352 is not going to be used as a wireless bridge, just a access point for a small LAN.