On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 03:57:21 +0000 (UTC), gregz <email@example.com>
>After all kinds of tries, I find out I really need wds, and need compatible
Many versions of WDS only work with WEP encryption. WPA and WPA2 will
work with some firmware (i.e. DD-WRT) but there's no guarantees in a
>Im just going to try and use one repeater for now, just to see if I can see
>signal at all. Need to find a half way point!!
Try a little experiment first. Setup an access point or wireless
router with a wired connection to fast server (on the LAN side).
Install JPerf on this server and set it up as a JPerf server.
Next, grab a laptop. Install Jperf and set it up as a client. Run
the test first via ethernet to make sure things are working. If
you're really good, you should see almost wire speed (i.e. something
near 100Mbits/sec for a 100baseT ethernet connection).
Next, unplug the ethernet cable and try the test via wireless. For
802.11g, the best you can do via TCP is about 25Mbits/sec.
Now comes the fun. In the same room, setup your store and forward
repeater. Just turn it on and make sure it knows the correct SSID and
pass phrase. Run the wireless test again.
When I did the above test with various repeaters, I could never get
any manner of steady streaming, with the speed going up and down
erratically. The best speed I obtained was something like 10Mbits/sec
and that was when I separated the wireless router and the laptop
enough so that they could not hear each other, but both could still
hear the repeater.
Let us know what you find. If you need setup help, ask.
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