[ale] Wireless Design Suggestions
Robert L. Harris
Robert.L.Harris at rdlg.net
Tue Dec 31 09:34:44 EST 2002
This is exactly why I hit the list, I respect probably 99% of the
opionins on this list as intelligent and non-crackpot. I of corse
belong in the 1% most would argue...
I'll try and describe it best I can as I'm not living there and can't
upload pics or a diagram. Description is as if standing in the front
door looking at the back wall.
1st floor is layed out with 4 rooms with a hallway going down the
middle of the left and right halves. Garage is attached on the side to
the right, out of the scenario. Family room where I want the one desk
with the 3 computers is in the far left corner and the desk will go on
the outside,backside wall.
2nd floor is pretty much identicle except the 2 farthest rooms are
merged into one master bedroom/bathroom. The "server room" will be in
the closest room on the left.
As a result I have to go from top front left of the house to bottom
left back of the house. I have to check out the actual "filler" in the
walls and how thick the floors if I can drop from the 2nd floor to the
first, through the floor into the crawlspace below, then across to the
wall where I want to put the desk and back up but that's putting a lot of
holes in floors and probably walls to get to the floors between the
walls to drop down.
No she won't let me run a cable out the window and back in the house
Thus spake Geoffrey (esoteric at 3times25.net):
> Excellent point. I've done some esoteric things to get cat5 from my
> basement to my 2nd floor. It took probably twice as much cable, but I'm
> still married. :)
> Robert, what say you share the site layout and see if we can come up
> with a wired solution that's acceptable? After all, more geeks then you
> can shake a stick (of memory) at on this list, someone might see
> something you didn't consider...
> James P. Kinney III wrote:
> >Wireless networking absolutely SUCKS!!!
> >Slow. Expensive. Slow. SLow. SLOw. SLOW!
> >Unless you drop the $$$$$ for 802.11a which still runs a single
> >connection only at half the speed of a crappy wired connection.
> >Dropping a cat5e line between floors is not _that_ difficult. It's also
> >cheap. For the cost of a decent AP, you can wire the entire house with
> >cat5e. 8 port 100BaseT switches can be had for $40.
> >Besides, how much microwave radiation does your spouse want bouncing
> >through her? Or you for that matter? Be realistic. How long can the
> >laptop run not plugged into the wall? Do you really want to reduce the
> >network speed in your house to that of a dialup line? Remember, unless
> >you get the latest stuff (not all supported in Linux), wireless is not a
> >full duplex transmission. And don't use the cordless phone while you are
> >On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 13:38, Robert L. Harris wrote:
> >> Ok, looks like we're finally getting a house next month. At any rate,
> >>it's a 2 story and my server room will be upstairs but I'll need to hook
> >>up 3 machines downstairs. I've got the ports on my 2 switches to run a
> >>cable but my wife has pretty much infomred me I'll be sleeping on the
> >>garage floor if I do it.
> >> I'm thinking of going to Costco and getting their netger wireless kit
> >>for $150 which has an access point and a card. I can then put the
> >>single card into a dedicated server in the server room and the access
> >>point in my living room. That way the 3 machines downstairs can use
> >>their switch to uplink to the AP. 2 of the machines are dual boot so I
> >>don't want to use them as a router. The 3rd is a laptop which will be
> >> The server upstairs will be running 192.168.1/24 off the wireless card
> >>and be using mac filtering for starters and then going from there as I
> >>learn how to tighten it down more.
> >> I'm not worried about anyone stealing BW from me as it'll be very easy
> >>to see them due to geography. As per neighbors, I've got my machines
> >>locked up pretty tight, I think they may be able to print to my printer
> >>is all for now.
> >>Thoughts, theories, suggestions, etc?
> >> Robert
> >>Robert L. Harris | PGP Key ID: FC96D405
> >> These are MY OPINIONS ALONE. I speak for no-one else.
> >>perl -e 'print $i=pack(c5,(41*2),sqrt(7056),(unpack(c,H)-2),oct(115),10);'
> Until later: Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
> The latest, most widespread virus? Microsoft end user agreement.
> Think about it...
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Robert L. Harris | PGP Key ID: FC96D405
These are MY OPINIONS ALONE. I speak for no-one else.
perl -e 'print $i=pack(c5,(41*2),sqrt(7056),(unpack(c,H)-2),oct(115),10);'
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