[MLB-WIRELESS] Advise on a replacement wireless card for my WRAP node.
wireless at smithsgully.net
Tue Jul 15 00:24:49 EST 2008
For what it's worth for comparison purposes, I ran a WRAP with a SR5 for
a while in client mode connected to GHO's 5.8 GHz interface and had none
of the driver problems you describe. The link was solid and stayed up
for weeks. There were a number of differences in the setup though.
* Voyage Linux 0.3 used
* My WRAP has 8 capacitors
* SR5 rather than SR2, and no second wireless card
* Client mode
* Purely routed setup, no bridging
* ath0 config below was used....
iface ath0 inet static
post-down wlanconfig ath0 destroy
pre-up wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
pre-up iwconfig ath0 essid "GHO-North-58.melbournewireless"
channel 165 rate auto rts off frag off
pre-up ifconfig ath0 up
up route add -net 10.10.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 gw 10.10.129.65
up sysctl -w dev.wifi0.diversity=0
up sysctl -w dev.wifi0.txantenna=1
up sysctl -w dev.wifi0.rxantenna=1
up athctrl -i wifi0 -d 25000
down route del -net 10.10.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 gw 10.10.129.65
Thinking outside the box, here is another suggestion to get some value
out of your SR2... Purchase a Wiligear WBD-111 processor board and bolt
your SR2 into that. At $US 79.00, probably cheaper than buying another
400mW card locally and they can run OpenWRT. If you do buy a WBD-111
make sure you ask them to ship it by POST. Their UPS options are TOO
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