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Old 06-02-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Wireless lan and hub kinda general question


Hello
I have a linux server, on which is connected the LAN Cable modem which supplies me and the network with internet and a wireless lan hub so I give net to the nearby machines.
The net flows like that:

->Cable LAN modem-> Linux server -> Wireless lan hub -> All other machines

The problem is that the hub is kind of weak (its range), so can you guys recommend me a good one. I probably will give net to people that are in ~30 meters further than me, if this is not expensive, of course. And maybe some random comments about what I wanna make would be cool.

Also, what brand do you reccomend? My wireless gear is all "Canyon", which got drivers only for redhat9.0
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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Hello Belize,

I'm new to Wireless technology. If the signal range is the problem why not try this :

http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html


http://www.cantenna.com

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Old 06-03-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, but I guess that the antennas I can buy in the shops are better than those

The problem is that I dunno if the Access Point(hub)'s range is poor, or the one of the client's antennas. Do you guys know how to check that?

Cause I can think of experimenting by buying a new antenna and checking out if the net is going to be more solid. And seeing if its from the antenna, if not, its from the AP. But this, still, may cost unnecessary money.

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Old 06-03-2004, 09:15 PM   #4
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Hello,

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Cause I can think of experimenting by buying a new antenna and checking out if the net is going to be more solid. And seeing if its from the antenna, if not, its from the AP. But this, still, may cost unnecessary money.
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The walls could also be a factor why your signal is weak.

you may contruct a cantenna before buying or you can use a program to measure the signal power.

There are programs in Linux for free. I dunno in Window$

This is by far all I can suggest.

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