[RndTbl] Point to point wireless
john.lange at open-it.ca
Wed Jul 4 09:20:14 CDT 2007
I'm in the same boat as Bill; I don't have any devices with the default
Linksys firmware. I just assumed that they would have that feature since
the device obviously supports it.
I haven't tried DD-WRT. Looks pretty good.
On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 18:38 -0600, Colin Stanners wrote:
> Most consumer routers don't support client/ad-hoc modes as the companies
> prefer to put those features in their "access point" products (which are usually the
> same hardware as the routers - just differentiated in software).
> I've used DD-WRT (related to OpenWRT), which has an easy-to-use web interface,
> on some cheapy broadcom-based routers like the Linksys ones. It supports client
> and ad-hoc modes easily, so you can make links between units and see the stats/signal levels.
> It will turn a standard consumer "router" into a very powerful networking device, although you
> must remember that Broadcom radios aren't good RF-wise (low/bad sensitivity).
> That software/radio side of things is pretty simple compared to the outdoor antenna
> mounting, grounding/insulation, and site survey aspects. I've been doing "professional" wireless
> setups in the countryside for a few years (up to 16 miles on 900mhz), so I can give you a few
> suggestions, or better pass by and do a site survey, if you want.
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