[rescue] Poor Man's WiFi extender

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Sat Oct 23 18:08:33 CDT 2004

David P Harris writes ...
> Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> >FWIW, we're able to connect to WiFi access points on the
> other side of Puget
> >Sound (about 8 miles) with a home-made "bi-quad" antenna fed
> from a normal
> >WiFi card in a laptop.  At one time I contemplated using
> that for general
> >'net connectivity, but large ships interrupt the connection.
> Can't you just have two connections, so when one goes down ,
> the other continues to work?

I dunno.

The main inconvenience of the ship-interrupted connection is that the VPN
connection to the office drops off.  The interruptions aren't long enough to
notice on almost anything else. I don't know if I can "dual-route" MS PPTP
VPN connections, but I'm betting not.

If someone knows a general-purpose way to split a connection from one
computer to a distant one over two parallel routes, I'd love to knowabout


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