[RndTbl] Summer project

Mike Pfaiffer high.res.mike at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 15:41:54 CDT 2013

On 13-03-29 03:21 PM, Colin Stanners wrote:
> Also make sure the secondary router-turned-AP is on a diffrent frequency
> (5 wifi channels away from the first one), has an IP not interfering
> with your router/AP, and preferably UPNP is turned off so no client PCs
> are confused.

	This should be OK (assuming I can get a router from the recycler). 
Apparently there is only one other wireless router in the area and that 
is set up for channel 6.


> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net
> <mailto:athompso at athompso.net>> wrote:
>      >       Last spring I read this particular model of D-Link can be
>      > configured as a secondary AP.
>     Don't do that - that's exactly what Colin is warning against doing.
>       Instead, set it up as another AP that happens to have the same
>     SSID, and connect the two APs via their LAN ports.  (And remember to
>     disable DHCP on the 2nd one.)
>      >       Considering most of the equipment I can get comes from a
>      > recycler (for
>      > free) only the wired option is likely. Then I would have to get
>      > something to run from the front of the house to the back...
>     Those D-Links are 100Mit, not gigabit, so ordinary Cat5 will work
>     fine (no need for Cat5e).  I've been throwing out all the Cat5 I run
>     across because it's useless to me now... I'm sure *someone* here can
>     divert a single 50' Cat5 patch cord from the garbage can!
>      >       Yup. SMCWLAN-G. There are Vista drivers but the installers
>      > DEMAND installing Vista first before we can access the drivers. Two
>      > of us spent all afternoon (and part of the morning) looking. We came
>      > really close but no joy.
>     Do you mean SMCWLAN-CG, SMCWPCIT-G or SMCWUSB-G?  There's no such
>     product (AFAIK) as an SMCWLAN-G.
>     -Adam
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