[RndTbl] Summer project
cstanners at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 15:43:35 CDT 2013
You can use $2 monoprice couplers to attach cables together. I ordered 10
on my last MP order so I can give you a few if you want.
Most houses have some way to hide a cable from one end to the other - tiled
ceiling / air return ducts / under baseboard just coming out to go to the
next room through a hole in the wall.
On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Mike Pfaiffer <high.res.mike at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 13-03-29 03:16 PM, Adam Thompson 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.)
> That sounds easy enough. The tough part will be to get permission
> from my father to string a cord from one end of the house to the other. It
> is his house you see...
> 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!
> The one I have claims to be gigabit. But, for the size of what I'm
> doing 100mbit should be fine. The plan is just to set it for myself and
> anyone who drops by (and maybe a neighbour or two).
> If I use a single cable and remain on the same floor I'd be
> looking at close to 100'. If I take it to the basement I can use a
> hub/switch and get by with some shorter cables. Plus the cables will be out
> of the way... It's something to think about.
> BTW, if you or anyone have some Cat5 cables to get rid of there
> should be a number of us at the next MUUG meeting who can take them. Just
> so long as we aren't overwhelmed. The non-functional ones can go to the
> recycler and the rest we can probably find uses for or give out to our more
> advanced students.
> 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.
> The more I think about it the more I think Colin was correct. It
> is probably an SMCWPCI-G. The second chipset he mentioned also rings a
> bell. We'll have to check it out and remember it for Friday.
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