[rescue] Poor Man's WiFi extender

Kris Kirby kris at catonic.net
Tue Oct 26 04:38:16 CDT 2004

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The cable runs required for a meaningful amount of diversity would most 
> likely ruin any chance at getting a meaningful signal to the antennas 
> (using one network device) - why not deploy two APs with Cat 5 strung 
> between them? Of course, to ensure signal continuuity, you'd have to do 
> a bit of math/charting... imagine a boat in the middle of the inlet(?) 
> of average size, then draw lines originating at your office on one side 
> of the inlet, with one crossing through front of the ship, the other 
> through the rear of the ship, and continuing the lines to your side of 
> the coast (this will measure the "shadow" cast by the ship when it 
> eclipses your office.

Bell used 50 - 200 wavelengths. At 902MHz, this is 100 feet for 100 
wavelengths, roughly.

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