[RndTbl] Summer project

Mike Pfaiffer high.res.mike at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 15:39:31 CDT 2013

On 13-03-29 03:16 PM, Adam Thompson 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.)

	That sounds easy enough. The tough part will be to get permission from 
my father to string a cord from one end of the house to the other. It is 
his house you see...

>> 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!

	The one I have claims to be gigabit. But, for the size of what I'm 
doing 100mbit should be fine. The plan is just to set it for myself and 
anyone who drops by (and maybe a neighbour or two).

	If I use a single cable and remain on the same floor I'd be looking at 
close to 100'. If I take it to the basement I can use a hub/switch and 
get by with some shorter cables. Plus the cables will be out of the 
way... It's something to think about.

	BTW, if you or anyone have some Cat5 cables to get rid of there should 
be a number of us at the next MUUG meeting who can take them. Just so 
long as we aren't overwhelmed. The non-functional ones can go to the 
recycler and the rest we can probably find uses for or give out to our 
more advanced students.

>> 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.

	The more I think about it the more I think Colin was correct. It is 
probably an SMCWPCI-G. The second chipset he mentioned also rings a 
bell. We'll have to check it out and remember it for Friday.

> -Adam


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