[ILUG] OT - wireless LAN
david_hamilton3 at hp.com
Wed Jan 16 12:07:45 GMT 2002
I have a couple of Buffalo Airstation cards, one in a PC with a Buffalo
PCMCIA interface, and one in an old 486 laptop.
I have a Buffalo External High Gain Antenna on the PC end, sellotaped to my
front window (very high tech), and the laptop sitting inside the window of a
naighbour of mine about 120m away.
Both boxes are running Linux, and we get a transfer rate of about 500kbit
Without an antenna at either end it only got about 100kbit per second, so I
reckon if I put an antenna on the other end we'd get it up to the 1Mbit mark
We're just trying to see if we can build more effective directional antennas
for less :-).
From: Stephen_Reilly at dell.com [mailto:Stephen_Reilly at dell.com]
Sent: 16 January 2002 10:38
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] OT - wireless LAN
So, the trials began yesterday. Myself and two friends of mine are
attempting to put together a wireless LAN between three flats in reasonably
close proximity (a car park between). We got a ping between the three using
cards and a waystation hub type thing. The connection got weak and such as
the systems were moved away from the windows. So the question really is are
there wireless cards (for desktops) with detachable antenna, or external
cards with long leads, would three hubs provide a stronger connection, i.e.
hub to hub rather than card to hub to card, any other suggestions, anyone
around Limerick wanna start Ireland's biggest wireless LAN with us ?
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