[clug] wireless access point on Linux box?

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 19:55:44 MDT 2015

On 30/06/15 11:28, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> 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.

Cheap, reliable, fast, and trustworthy.

> 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?

Why not just install a reflector behind your wireless router/hub pointed
at your mythbox and another reflector/ground plane on the mythbox?
Any old 6" x 6" metal sheet (or foil on cardboard) will work fine - you
can try a parabola but it's unnecessary.

You may also find that you don't have your wireless router/hub set to
the highest power - check the configuration.

Most wifi cards will support AP mode - unless they're fairly old.

I'd *highly* recommend Alex's suggestion though.

Ethernet - it "just works(C)".

>> any ideas? Paul -- linux mailing list linux at lists.samba.org 
>> https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/linux

Kind regards

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