wjblack at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 08:55:42 PDT 2000
The wierd part about this is that we could do the same
sort of thing that amateur radio operators do with
repeaters: Create a WAN to send packets way farther
than they're really intended to go with the original
equipment. Just a few boxen running Linux with packet
forwarding enabled on the wireless IF.
It's like Hands Across America, only with datagrams.
--- Tin Le <tin at le.org> wrote:
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> Stevens Creek is a couple of miles away from me.
> Probably too far for line
> of sight. The highest point I can install the
> antenna is top of my chimney.
> So anyone wants to try this will have to be in the
> neighborhood, or close
> enough for me to see their antenna from my rooftop.
> I guess I'll try to see if I can leverage off what
> the Sbay group is doing.
> I tested the range of my NetBlaster by starting a
> ping to my gateway on
> my laptop and start walking down the block till the
> ping errors out.
> Got almost block and a half, approx 250ft, which is
> the claimed range on
> this thing. Not bad.
> Tin Le
> - ----
> Internet Security and Firewall Consulting
> Tin Le - tin at le.org
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > hi ya tin
> > > I'd be interested in setting up a "local" WLAN
> within the area around my
> > > house. Anyone in northwest Sunnyvale? Cherry
> Chase area? It might not
> > > have enough ground clearance in terms of how
> high I can put the antenna.
> > i would like to play "receiving antenna" and also
> have backup to get back
> > out via wireless.... am in the central computer
> bldg off stevens creek blvd
> > have fun
> > alvin
> > http://www.linux-consulting.com/T1/wireless.txt (
> just a collection of urls )
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