[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
Re: [school-discuss] Wireless network ambulance for classrooms w/o wired network connectivity
Hey, if you really want to get your hands dirty and save some money,
you might want to look at this:
It's fun to read even if you don't want to build one yourself.
Daniel Howard wrote:
Thanks Mathiew, this could be valuable in networking our portable
At 05:23 PM 6/8/2005, you wrote:
I am also doing this with Linksys hardware. They sell a WET54G wireless
bridge. My farthest site is over 1/4 mile away (My house). I use high gain
antennas and low loss coax cable to the antennas. Clear line of site is
important so the antennas are at the top of 14+ meters towers constructed on
the flat roofs of 1 or 2 story building there is lots of info at
They also sell the antennas & cable
This project is in Africa so some of the FCC rules don't apply hear.
I would be glad to share the drawings and documents with anyone who wants
then just email me directly.
American International School of Bamako
On 8/6/05 7:38 pm, "Steve Hargadon" <steve.hargadon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I should think that you would be better off using a wireless access
point and hooking your linux machine into the wired network.
I've done exactly this--I used Linksys wireles access points, which
basically just "bridged" the network when there couldn't be a physical
link. We have four or five classrooms working this way in an old
Catholic High School where the walls were too thick! We were able to
get 8 workstations working fine off an access point, with only the
"boot" up showing signs of slowness.
President and CEO
Quadrock Communications, Inc
Don Christensen Senior Software Development Engineer
djc@xxxxxxxxx Cisco Systems, Santa Cruz, CA
"It was a new day yesterday, but it's an old day now."