[clug] wireless access point on Linux box?

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Mon Jun 29 19:28:57 MDT 2015

I would run Ethernet down the other end of the house and put another WiFi AP down there, using either the same SSID & credentials, or RADIUS for all the APs, depending on how complex you like your infrastructure.

A repeater is going to chew into wireless bandwidth.

Heck, for a media centre, I’d run Ethernet all the way to the box.

If you own the place, put ports in the wall, run cable between the ports. Ideally, do the job right the first time and have a patch panel in, say, the linen cupboard or a cupboard space inside the house that doesn’t get used much, or get an enclosure that will keep things dust-free in the roof space. Move your ADSL/whatever router there too. Then run cable to sockets on the wall in rooms where you have computers.

If you’re renting, judicious use of rubber cable covers[c] at strategic doorways will help keep things out of under-foot.

[c] http://www.cablecovers.com.au/index.php/officewarehouse-cable-protectors

> On 30 Jun 2015, at 11:06, Paul Wilson <mylists at wilsononline.id.au> wrote:
> I have a linux mythtv box at the other end of the house where my wifi
> is just on the edge of its signal range. Initially I was thinking I
> could just find a wifi card to setup a new hotspot to extend the
> range, but apparently I need a special wifi card with "AP mode" or
> some feature which allows this.
> is this still worth getting or just a cheep router?
> any ideas?
> Paul
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