Finally got the AP on the air with internet connection
Old Papatoetoe area I can see Middlemore Hospital and apartment block in Manukau and Wiatarua TV translater.
AP on the second story of the house. About to order some mast material and bolt it to the side of the chimney, shoud add about 8m extra height.
I've got line of site to Waitakeres.
Linux RH9 box, 3 ethernet cards
DSE AP with dinky aerials.
Software as per 'Linux Wireless Access Point HOWTO'
Does anyone know where to get subnet? I emailed NIC@nzwireless but no answer.
Using 10.10.10.1 at the moment. with DHCP.
Ullrich failed to show up with the aluminium for the mast so have put the DSE AP on the side of the Chimney (7m AGL) in the equipment cabinet.
got 230v in the cabinet now so have also put the switch up there as well.
Anybody know where to get RP-SMA female bulk-head style connectors, so I can convert the DSE AP to external aerial style.
DSE sell RP-SMA male to N connector pigtails for $26.
isnt the antenna on your AP removable? I thought DSE's ones were, hence half the point of them selling the pigtail...
It'd also probably be easier to pass a cable through a grommet into the equipment box as apposed to mounting a connector.. this makes the whole thing a tad more weatherproof, otherwise you'll have a hard time using self-amalgmating (aka vulcanising) tape to seal such a connection
It has 2 fixed dinky rubber ducks.
I will probably just bodge something up to give me an N Female.
The AP is mounted in the equipment cabinet (Industrial electrical cabinet) on the side of the chimney. The cabinet is Polycarbonate and IP66 rated.
I have made cable entrys on the bottom for the ext. aerial cables, when fitted.
I have enet running down to the Router/Firewall in the office.
I have a bunch of Borg gear (900+ 8 slot waveguide) on order so when Ullrich Aluminium front up and the gear arrives this will be the main station.
I am using the DSE until then.
After that I want to fitt 2 Omni's to it and use it as the backup.