Chaining wireless equipment
dominic at kilbride.net
Wed Oct 17 13:22:14 EST 2001
The general points raised by Tony Langdon regarding channel interferance are of course very relevant. Perhaps you could complete your description with a little more information about the radio side of things ie chanels, number of cards ect.
An interesting topic that it seems you have been doing a fair bit of research into. keep it going...
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 01:19 -0000
<joel at tristesse.org> wrote:
> Hi gang,
> I've been playing with different kinds of wireless equipment and have
> come up against something that may be a wireless problem or a general
> routing one, but hopefully someone has seen something similar!
> When I've established a link between two 802.11 devices, I usually
> manage to transfer files between the two ends at around 300KB/s.
> However, when I start chaining them together, the speeds drops off to
> about 125KB for two and 50KB for three. If I test the speed between
> two points, it's still 300KB, and spanning two of the three links is
> still about 125KB.
> The equipment I've used has included:
> - Apple Airport to a Linux router
> - RG1000s with Karlbridge firmware in Turbocell mode
> - Apple Airport to Lucent Ethernet Converter (which is a slower link,
> but the same dropoff in speed occurs)
> At one of the nodes the devices are connected with a crossover cable
> and at the other by a switch. I've tried replacing the switch with a
> Linux router and this does not seem to have affected the performance
> at all.
> Presumably a few of the people on this list who have set up community
> networks will have chained repeater nodes in such a way - has anyone
> noticed the same thing? Anyone not had any problems at all doing this?
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