[rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue May 6 12:35:02 CDT 2008

>From: Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
>Date: 2008/05/06 Tue AM 09:32:52 CDT
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: Re: [rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100

>On Mon, 5 May 2008 17:30:39 -0400
>Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   Too bad that
>> > NetBSD doesn't run on the WRT54GLs.  If it did, I could move one to
>> > a rack case, and run long antenna leads to place one antenna on each
>> > floor (maybe that is a bad idea, I obviously don't know much about  
>> > RF).
>> Bad idea IMHO.
>> The RF leakage would be excessive unless you secured high-quality,
>> low- loss wire for the runs...
>I would not be to much worried about RF leakage. The problem is that
>even high quality "low loss" cable has a fairly high loss in the 2.5
>GHz range. Not to talk about the cost of that cable and proper
>connectors... In other words: It is cheaper and more effective to have
>multiple accesspoints and place them at the point where they are needed.

Exactly - my concern wasn't a health issue, it was about getting a resonable signal to the antenna over an extended run of coax... Most access points emit less than 100 mW, some much less, and pose minimal (if any) health risks.


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