[MLB-WIRELESS] finally a triumph on the northern front !
Tony Langdon, VK3JED
vk3jed at optushome.com.au
Wed May 16 09:34:55 EST 2007
At 09:21 AM 5/16/2007, Rohan Malhotra wrote:
>well i'd like to run a linux box for 3 reasons: improved performance
>and stability on the old pcs (Damn small linux), because its free
>and legit and because i want to improve my skills on the linux front.
>however im happy to use either which one ur comfortable with.
All good reasons, and there is another side effect of tinkering with
Linux that I discovered 10 years ago - it might even land you a job
if you're looking! :-)
>yeah in the very near future im thinking i'll probably stick a
>router or an accesspoint up there with the canopy connected and then
>port that into my server, but for now i only have a crappy netgear
>router with stock antenna (i'm doubting whether even i wll be able
>to listen to the device from within my house with one of those
>crappy stock antennas) and no weather proof box so its not so much
>of a solution. so basically for the time being itll go, canopy,
>server, cat5 to netgear router within my house, this way i need no
>weather proof boxes and i dont have to get a higher gain antenna to
>propogate the router further.
I'll probably go the point to point route. I have a R100 that I
could load up OpenWRT or Friefunk on (haven't decided which yet) and
use that for one site (probably Laverton, where I'll probably be just
a client node and need only one radio). The other at Preston, being
near the top of a decent hill, I'm considering going the WRAP route,
so I can have an uplink radio and another radio to service local
users. I can then use an existing Linux PC as a firewall between the
wireless network and my internal LAN, as it will be in an ideal
physical location to see my own AP and runs 24x7 for a ham radio VoIP
As for weather proof boxes, there are some nice ones on the market now.
73 de VK3JED
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