[SunRescue] Suburban Wireless Part Deux
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Wed Apr 25 20:26:34 CDT 2001
Mike, I have the manuals drives and patches for the addtron systems. Contact
me offlist st chris at chrisbyrne.com
As far as the plan goes, it sounds alright and I wish you good luck.
Hopefully you'll be able to deal with the trees. What'll be even more fun is
the routing, especially if all these folks have their own internet
connections, and are mostly using Win9X
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of mike dombrowski
Sent: 25 April 2001 17:26
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Subject: [SunRescue] Suburban Wireless Part Deux
I've been looking based on reccomendations received here and readings
elsewhere. Here's my current plan of attack:
12dBi Omni-directional antenna from:
This is the weakest link in the system I think. It's exspensive and I'm
gonna need more than 12dBi methinks. Can anyone suggest a better
Addtron Access Point:
The dumb Addtron site is being fixed so I can't get the manuals. This
should do it I think.
"Far" Sites would get the 24dBi Directional, closer sites the 21 or
I don't know if the far sites would need more(24dBi) of an antenna if
the main site is sooo weak.
Same Addtron access point.
Each installation would have roughly $100 budgeted to cover cost of
coax and connectors. Plus spread around cost of crimper tool which is
exspensive like a bitch. LMR-400 cable and N connectors from:
Waterproof cable: $.7/ft
Make sure we can return the antennas if necessary. Access points yes.
If the whole thing failed cable cost would just be eaten by us. General
plan is to mount omni on my roof and set GPS to point exactly to my
antenna, hop in car with stuff and go sit on friends roof with Yagi and
laptop and a couple talkabout radios. Have somebody hold or quick mount
antenna to test bandwidth, try moving it around to see if signal
improves, etc. Mount antenna on something solid on roof, double check
everything then run cable into attic as short as possible to access
point. Get mad 128bit encryption on access point then IPsec the whole
thing and setup routing between the networks with an extra firewall
between the AP and internal networks. Any major holes in plan other
than my total lack of theory behind this? Main obstacle I see here is
friends parents. And trees, the damned trees.
All cool stuff takes is phat money.
Ooooh, also. I got this http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/
eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1227395045 but I ain't got no idea what it
is. It's coming in a couple days hopefully, any of you know?
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