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Wireless whizzes

My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided out
his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say three
structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet B-I-L's
house.

He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the signal
is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport express) at
the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL could connect to
it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have upgradeable anntenae.

I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains more
clever than me?





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Re: Wireless whizzes

What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to look at
Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some customers with about
that spread between buildings, and they work very well.
HTH


"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
> B-I-L's house.
>
> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
> upgradeable anntenae.
>
> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains more
> clever than me?
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Wireless whizzes

Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported earlier
versions.

Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
250mw.

http://openwrt.org/

http://www.dd-wrt.com/

-Bob C.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com>
Newsgroups: novell.community.chat
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:08 PM
Subject: Wireless whizzes


> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
> B-I-L's house.
>
> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
> upgradeable anntenae.
>
> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains more
> clever than me?
>
>
>
>
>



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Re: Wireless whizzes

Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported earlier versions.

Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
250mw.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/

-Bob C.


Have you used either of them?
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Wireless whizzes

zeffan,
>> 'OpenWrt' (http://openwrt.org/)
>>
>> http://www.dd-wrt.com/
>>
>> -Bob C.
>>

>
> Have you used either of them?
>
>


I'm using dd-wrt on my WRT-54GL at home. I haven't bumped up the power
output because it's not necessary in a 1500sf house, but the option is
there. You can overclock the router too.



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Re: Wireless whizzes

He's got a
WRT 160n V3

Support says it MAY work with the G extender, but they don't know.





"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:WqdXl.1504$0w7.1375@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to look
> at Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some customers with
> about that spread between buildings, and they work very well.
> HTH
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
>> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
>> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
>> B-I-L's house.
>>
>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
>> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
>> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
>> upgradeable anntenae.
>>
>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>> more clever than me?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



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Re: Wireless whizzes

What is this? How does it work?
"Wallgames.com" <rpcarrollNOSPAMPLEASE@NOSPAMPLEASEwallgames.com> wrote in
message news:etdXl.1507$0w7.1417@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported earlier
> versions.
>
> Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
> 250mw.
>
> http://openwrt.org/
>
> http://www.dd-wrt.com/
>
> -Bob C.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com>
> Newsgroups: novell.community.chat
> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:08 PM
> Subject: Wireless whizzes
>
>
>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
>> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
>> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
>> B-I-L's house.
>>
>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
>> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
>> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
>> upgradeable anntenae.
>>
>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>> more clever than me?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Re: Wireless whizzes


Well, since the 160N works with both b and g as well as n and the wireless-g
range extender also works with both b and g, I'd say they'll work; I have
had no problem getting them to work with any of the Linksys stuff we've put
them in with, and they also worked OK with both TrendNet and Netgear stuff
that we retrofit for a couple of clients.
As Wallgames recommended, both dd-wrt and openwrt are excellent products
(I've used dd-wrt on linksys wrt54g's with great success), but neither seems
to support a 160N past v1.1.
If you stick one of the extenders in each house, it should do exactly what
you want.



"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:rffXl.1568$0w7.1395@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> He's got a
> WRT 160n V3
>
> Support says it MAY work with the G extender, but they don't know.
>
>
>
>
>
> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:WqdXl.1504$0w7.1375@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to look
>> at Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some customers with
>> about that spread between buildings, and they work very well.
>> HTH
>>
>>
>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
>>> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
>>> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
>>> B-I-L's house.
>>>
>>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
>>> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
>>> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
>>> upgradeable anntenae.
>>>
>>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>>> more clever than me?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


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Re: Wireless whizzes

Wallgames.com wrote:
> Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported earlier
> versions.
>
> Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
> 250mw.
>
> http://openwrt.org/
>
> http://www.dd-wrt.com/
>
> -Bob C.
>
>
>

One thing to remember is that WiFi is two way. Increasing the transmit
power of the router doesn't help much because it creates a mismatch , it
may reach a little further but then it can't hear the transmitter(s) on
the wireless cards. Also running the power that high will greatly
shorten the life of the radio (they are 28mw out of the box).
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Re: Wireless whizzes

Thank you very much! (You mean both house if I also want the SIL to get on?
One per house, other than my bros?)

Thanks again!
"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:P8gXl.1584$0w7.1289@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>
> Well, since the 160N works with both b and g as well as n and the
> wireless-g range extender also works with both b and g, I'd say they'll
> work; I have had no problem getting them to work with any of the Linksys
> stuff we've put them in with, and they also worked OK with both TrendNet
> and Netgear stuff that we retrofit for a couple of clients.
> As Wallgames recommended, both dd-wrt and openwrt are excellent products
> (I've used dd-wrt on linksys wrt54g's with great success), but neither
> seems to support a 160N past v1.1.
> If you stick one of the extenders in each house, it should do exactly what
> you want.
>
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:rffXl.1568$0w7.1395@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> He's got a
>> WRT 160n V3
>>
>> Support says it MAY work with the G extender, but they don't know.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:WqdXl.1504$0w7.1375@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to
>>> look at Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some customers
>>> with about that spread between buildings, and they work very well.
>>> HTH
>>>
>>>
>>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've
>>>> subdivided out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live.
>>>> Let's say three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100
>>>> more feet B-I-L's house.
>>>>
>>>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>>>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
>>>> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
>>>> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
>>>> upgradeable anntenae.
>>>>
>>>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>>>> more clever than me?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>



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Re: Wireless whizzes

Good to know! Thanks!
"George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
news:MFgXl.1601$0w7.638@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Wallgames.com wrote:
>> Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported
>> earlier
>> versions.
>>
>> Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
>> 250mw.
>>
>> http://openwrt.org/
>>
>> http://www.dd-wrt.com/
>>
>> -Bob C.
>>
>>

> One thing to remember is that WiFi is two way. Increasing the transmit
> power of the router doesn't help much because it creates a mismatch , it
> may reach a little further but then it can't hear the transmitter(s) on
> the wireless cards. Also running the power that high will greatly shorten
> the life of the radio (they are 28mw out of the box).



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Re: Wireless whizzes

Yeah, router in bro's house, one extender in each of the others; should give
you 4x coverage in all three houses, as well as the yards and decks for them
there b-b-q days.......


"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:43hXl.1608$0w7.800@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Thank you very much! (You mean both house if I also want the SIL to get
> on? One per house, other than my bros?)
>
> Thanks again!
> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:P8gXl.1584$0w7.1289@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>
>> Well, since the 160N works with both b and g as well as n and the
>> wireless-g range extender also works with both b and g, I'd say they'll
>> work; I have had no problem getting them to work with any of the Linksys
>> stuff we've put them in with, and they also worked OK with both TrendNet
>> and Netgear stuff that we retrofit for a couple of clients.
>> As Wallgames recommended, both dd-wrt and openwrt are excellent products
>> (I've used dd-wrt on linksys wrt54g's with great success), but neither
>> seems to support a 160N past v1.1.
>> If you stick one of the extenders in each house, it should do exactly
>> what you want.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:rffXl.1568$0w7.1395@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> He's got a
>>> WRT 160n V3
>>>
>>> Support says it MAY work with the G extender, but they don't know.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:WqdXl.1504$0w7.1375@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>> What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to
>>>> look at Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some
>>>> customers with about that spread between buildings, and they work very
>>>> well.
>>>> HTH
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've
>>>>> subdivided out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live.
>>>>> Let's say three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100
>>>>> more feet B-I-L's house.
>>>>>
>>>>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>>>>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an
>>>>> airport express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and
>>>>> then the BIL could connect to it since it's much closer. The router
>>>>> doesn't have upgradeable anntenae.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>>>>> more clever than me?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


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> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>
> Anything you got in your brains more clever than me?




Cantenna?


--
AZC


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Re: Wireless whizzes

The hardware is throttled back by the firmware. The open source firmware
provides more control over the chipset features.

-Bob C.


"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:qlfXl.1570$0w7.325@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> What is this? How does it work?
> "Wallgames.com" <rpcarrollNOSPAMPLEASE@NOSPAMPLEASEwallgames.com> wrote in
> message news:etdXl.1507$0w7.1417@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Buy a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G router, v3 or one of the supported
>> earlier
>> versions.
>>
>> Install OpenWRT or ddWRT, and you can increase the power output to about
>> 250mw.
>>
>> http://openwrt.org/
>>
>> http://www.dd-wrt.com/
>>
>> -Bob C.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com>
>> Newsgroups: novell.community.chat
>> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:08 PM
>> Subject: Wireless whizzes
>>
>>
>>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've subdivided
>>> out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live. Let's say
>>> three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house 100 more feet
>>> B-I-L's house.
>>>
>>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an airport
>>> express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and then the BIL
>>> could connect to it since it's much closer. The router doesn't have
>>> upgradeable anntenae.
>>>
>>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>>> more clever than me?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Re: Wireless whizzes

Think this would work, too?

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1623448


"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:SBjXl.1621$0w7.829@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Yeah, router in bro's house, one extender in each of the others; should
> give you 4x coverage in all three houses, as well as the yards and decks
> for them there b-b-q days.......
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:43hXl.1608$0w7.800@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Thank you very much! (You mean both house if I also want the SIL to get
>> on? One per house, other than my bros?)
>>
>> Thanks again!
>> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:P8gXl.1584$0w7.1289@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>
>>> Well, since the 160N works with both b and g as well as n and the
>>> wireless-g range extender also works with both b and g, I'd say they'll
>>> work; I have had no problem getting them to work with any of the Linksys
>>> stuff we've put them in with, and they also worked OK with both TrendNet
>>> and Netgear stuff that we retrofit for a couple of clients.
>>> As Wallgames recommended, both dd-wrt and openwrt are excellent products
>>> (I've used dd-wrt on linksys wrt54g's with great success), but neither
>>> seems to support a 160N past v1.1.
>>> If you stick one of the extenders in each house, it should do exactly
>>> what you want.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:rffXl.1568$0w7.1395@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>> He's got a
>>>> WRT 160n V3
>>>>
>>>> Support says it MAY work with the G extender, but they don't know.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:WqdXl.1504$0w7.1375@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>>> What breed of wireless equipment is he using now?? You might want to
>>>>> look at Linksys wireless extenders; we've put them in for some
>>>>> customers with about that spread between buildings, and they work very
>>>>> well.
>>>>> HTH
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:rscXl.1482$0w7.1001@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>>>> My bro has his house built in the rural Kentucky, and they've
>>>>>> subdivided out his Holler into a few parcels where the families live.
>>>>>> Let's say three structures: Bro's house---200 feet, S-I-L's house
>>>>>> 100 more feet B-I-L's house.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> He wants his wireless to extend to the BILs house (it reaches but the
>>>>>> signal is weak). I was thinking I could put a router (maybe an
>>>>>> airport express) at the SILs house, add it to my BRO's network and
>>>>>> then the BIL could connect to it since it's much closer. The router
>>>>>> doesn't have upgradeable anntenae.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm open to buying new hardware too. Anything you got in your brains
>>>>>> more clever than me?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>



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