QUOTE(Old Camper @ Nov 9 2005, 06:07 PM)Hey guys,
I've been pondering this idea with friends; to set up a wireless network around our town.
I have chosen the following products:DGL-4300
The adapter card will be for each individual system connecting to the network.
The questions I need answered are the following:
#1) These people will already have internet connections, so is it possible for them to install the PCI adapter card, connect to the wireless network and have 2 LAN connections?
#2) If so, will I be able to strictly disable internet access via the wireless network? Also, will these people be able to access the network simply by opening their browser, choosing the right LAN connection from Network Connections, and then typing in the network address for my Apache HTTP server?
#3) Is this a suitable antenna? How high will it need to be to provide a 1800 meter coverage? (See http://img499.imageshack.us/img499/5347/signal6ja.jpg
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#4) I'm thinking of mounting it on a steel pole concreted into the ground, then stabilized using cables like on other towers, is this okay too?
#5) Also, any general comments on network security are welcome. I'll have coverage of a pretty large area, so it's obviously going to be vulnerable to interference (hence wanting to mount it high).Respectfully,
Proud sporting shooter and member of the SSAA.
for #1) - it will work without problems
for #2) - if you setup Local Network for your friends, they can
for #4) - yes, but i think much more better find yours friend who lives higher floor, and Wifi is not so stable lan for long distance - you have to install antenna pointing to other antenna
for #5) - i recomend to setup MAC-adress exeptions - its really effective, and if you wants WEP don't use much 64 bit - on the WEP 128 bit i have problems to copy big (4GB) files - WIFI Lan hang
and last questions - Need you in you country to licensing this operation?
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