[MLB-WIRELESS] R100 firmware and northern suburbs links

Tony Langdon, VK3JED vk3jed at optushome.com.au
Wed May 16 09:24:44 EST 2007

Just got a couple of queries.  Was chatting to Peter at the hamfest, 
and now that one of my major problems has been solved (a cost 
effective enclosure), I'm interested in resuming my wireless 
projects.  My ultimate goal is to be able to connect both of the 
sites I control via VPN (Laverton and Preston), and be able to 
synchronise important files (music collection, open source downloads) 
during the night.  Open source downloads would also be made available 
over the MW network, of course.

Might also offer access to my telnet/web BBS as well to MW users 
(sorry, no BBS door games at this stage, I would have to move the 
system to a DOS/Windows based server at one of my sites to enable that).

I'm looking for places where I can link both sites into the MW 
network.  Laverton looks like it will eventually be serviced by the 
Point Cook wireless group.  I have to get down to the radio club and 
talk them into installing an AP at the top of their 50' tower (give 
the RAAF's trainee riggers some real practice :) ), which should 
enable me to link up with the Pt Cook guys (and from there to GHO).

I haven't researched the Preston end yet, but the best direction to 
come in from is the SW (it may even be possible to link directly to 
the city on a point to point link).  Another possibility is from the 
east (which also means a shorter Cat 5 run).  Preston is worth 
considering a WRAP board with a point to point uplink antenna and an 
omni for local coverage, due to its height.

73 de VK3JED

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