[clug] wireless access point on Linux box?

Paul Wilson mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Mon Jun 29 21:49:21 MDT 2015

thanks for the ideas but perhaps I should have said I already have a
ethernet cable into the MythTV box, this is for smart phones and
possibly  chromecast/nextus player... not sure yet.
I'm looking at some way to view Netflix in that room


On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> 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.
> 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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