[RndTbl] Summer project

Colin Stanners cstanners at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 15:21:12 CDT 2013

Also make sure the secondary router-turned-AP is on a diffrent frequency (5
wifi channels away from the first one), has an IP not interfering with your
router/AP, and preferably UPNP is turned off so no client PCs are confused.

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net>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.)
> >       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!
> >       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.
> -Adam
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