[MLB-WIRELESS] Just a good news story

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Wed Jun 7 23:04:23 EST 2006

Now this is the kind of thing I like to hear :)

Congrats on your effort and I'm glad you're now enjoying a connection much
much better than dialup :)

On Wed, June 7, 2006 10:01 pm, emdeex wrote:
> Hi All, I just thought I'd share my experience of building a wok-fi
> transciever setup and having a look around with it.
> I live about 50kms from the CBD in a semi-rural area, and can get very
> bad dial-up on the Telstra "copper" or nothing at all.  (I dont mind
> too much as I work in the city and have DSL as much as I like there.)
> We were considering getting Satellite internet, but its expensive and
> slow for the money, and with an 18 month contract period.
> I have been reading up on Stan Swans, "Wi-Fi Wok-Fi" experiments, at
> http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/ and decided it sounded cool.
> Following his instructions, I built an antenna out of a $2.50 dimsum
> fryer and mounted a Netgear WG111 54Mbps USB 2.0 WiFi dongle onto it.
> I connected it with a 5m active repeater extension cable and taped it
> to a tripod, waterproofed it, and put it on the roof.  I scanned
> around looking for what I could find.
> I found a few home networks, but importantly I found a small
> commercial ISP that had put a Cisco AP up on a hill about 3km LOS
> away.  Now, a few days later, after getting in touch with them, I'm
> connected at 256/64, no setup fee, no equipment fee, no minimum
> contract term.
> Thanks goes to Stan, and also to all on the list here who helped me
> with various questions along the way.
> Viva Wireless technology!
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Steven Haigh

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