Re: RV Wireless Solution
- From: Charlie <mcsophie@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:25:01 -0500
On Jun 12, 8:51 pm, Joe Bedford <joebedf...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:I hope this thread isn't dead yet, because I need to hijack it. :-)
I'm glad your solution works in your RV. I too am an RVer but I want a
wireless solution so I can move about inside and outside my rig.
Build your own two radio repeater:
Instead of a USB adapter, use a wireless ethernet bridge with whatever
antenna it needs outside the metal box to connect to the hotspot.
Run an ethernet cable from bridge to a second wireless router or
access point to cover your RV locally.
Add additional ethernet cables to any fixed computers or for extra
coverage in dead spots
Big problem is how get indoor and outdoor coverage with one AP. Metal
RVs are RF shields. Not much gets in or out. Placing the AP by a
window will allow some outdoor coverage.
All the stuff I've heard lately seems to say that you can't get internet from a wireless router > wireless bridge>ethernet cable>2nd wireless router > wireless to various computers with wireless adapters.
This is precisely what I need to do (I think). There's an existing DSL>Linksys WRT54G that I can 'see' wirelessly (by using a directional antenna) from a window in my shop, but I need to turn a corner around obstructions so that a wifi internet signal will be available to the computers with wireless adapters in my house. There is also a computer in the shop that can be ethernet cabled to whatever wireless device 'sees' the WRT54G. My computers need to talk to each other, but do not need to talk to any computers on the WRT54G's native network; they just need to get internet access.
Can this be achieved with one of the wireless routers that can be configured as a bridge, or must a 'by design' wireless/wired bridge be used?
I can use the computer in the shop to 'share' internet access through an additional wireless device, if that's a better way to do it.
I currently have on my shelf an old D-Link DI-514 ('B' speed), a Motorola WR850G and a CompUSA wireless router that doesn't seem to have an actual model number (SKU is 333628).
Can any of these be used as either wireless bridge to wired/wireless router, or wireless bridge to ethernet>desktop>shared internet via another wireless device (router? access point?)? I'll happily buy another device if it will get me working at an affordable price.
The closest thing possible to a 'cookbook' approach will be needed at my experience level. I've been reading the wikis & other sites, but I'm having a problem building a strong base of knowledge to get where I need to be with this project. I've read through some of the wrt.org stuff & it looks very powerful, but a B-2 bomber is only powerful if you know how to fly it....
If anyone is willing to take this on 'off-line', I'd be grateful & I'll be happy to write up a how-to-for-dummies once I get it working. My reply-to address is a working address.
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