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  1. #1
    Ashley Matthews
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    Default Long Range WLAN help.

    Hi.

    A friend and I have decided to setup a WLAN link between our two houses - we have line of sight and are only about 700m away as the crow flies. Both of us are up high.

    We want to (for now) just connect wirelessly between us two (we will look at expanding this later on). Cost is not really an issue, and we can get the hardware resonably easy from Borg.

    However, I have very little idea of how to set this up. What settings do we put on our respective AP's (Both D-link 900+) and then how do we connect to it from our individual PC's/file servers.

    We can if necessary run Linux off both P.C's if this is easier

    Any assistance appreciated.

    Ash

  2. #2
    fergie
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    Hey.
    Me and my mate were planning to do this a while ago - i even asked a pretty similar question here.
    I got a stack of links, which i can't remeber, and advice, but in the end it came down to Line Of Sight, which we didn't have!
    So can you guys see each others house? or the roof.
    Becuase we are about 3-400m away, but with about 2 sets of trees in between us, and a shed, and we couldn't even get the weakest of signal.
    So im just waiting for the WiMax to come out...

    But if you have LOS, a good aerial should do it.
    Cheers

  3. #3
    Ashley Matthews
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    Yeah, I can see most of his house and from the roof of my place all of it, no real trees in the way or anything.

    Those links would be appreciated.

  4. #4
    Prescott
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    ppffffttt 700m, if you want distance, think 60km, thats what im after/lookin into. people set up nodes and you can get huge distances, even with 2 people . but you will need the gear like a good antenna etc

  5. #5
    fergie
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    Hey Prescott, is that with Line of Sight?
    Cos like me and my mate are about 300m away, but a few trees in the way - can you use any sort of booster or anything??

  6. #6
    fergie
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    hey, i found my old post:
    Link

    Go to the link a few post's down - thats the best site, and you should find a ton of info from there, and email the guy for advice.
    cheers
    And let me no how ya get on

  7. #7
    Prescott
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    nah, its a 60km or so radius, its called wireless nodes but that might be over kill but would be a good idea if you wanna expand
    here is some linkage, sum are different radius/distances, and im my area of resendence, southland muhaaha
    http://wireless.digitalsouth.net.nz/viewtopic.php?t=7
    http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/
    http://wireless.digitalsouth.net.nz/index.php
    http://wireless.digitalsouth.net.nz/viewforum.php?f=3

    just check those out, might be of use, and notice how im a member of the digitalsouth one same name.
    HTH

  8. #8
    Prescott
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    screwed that post up, wasnt meant to have those bolded sentences, sorry
    and 60km is a tad overkill to, i think there was mention of 60km on that site, but there is for sure one from 13km raduis, and tellin you what gear you need

  9. #9
    whetu
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    ask on the national wireless forum:
    http://nzwireless.org/forums.html

    the people there are obviously a bit more clued up on wireless

  10. #10
    Prescott
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    Default Re: Long Range WLAN help.

    hey whetu, you made some sort of wireless anntenna thingy didnt you?

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