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1.5 KM link

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Shonk, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Shonk

    Shonk Network Guru Member

    me and my friend want to link up
    we are about 1.5 km from each other
    and from our roof's i think we are in lign of sight

    im on a slight hill then on the way to his house it dips a bit
    then he's on a hill
    so link shouldnt be a problem

    we have chose the aerial to buy
    2 x 24 db mesh antenna's

    or maybe the 20 db ones if anyone says otherwise

    can anyone recomend the best hardware to use with them

    we both currently run wired lans in the house
    with broadband connections shared over them
    i also have a wrt54gs running wireless

    i would like the best hardware (thats priced well) best price/hardware ratio

    can someone point me in the right direction

    we basicly wana just join the lans together
    not use each other's net connection
    but maybe use them at times the other's net goes down
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well.... if those antennas can connect to a tnc antenna connection i would say go with a wrt54gv2.2 or wrt54gv2 and run some firmware like the stock or hyperwrt or dd-wrt.if you like the feautres and stability go with dd-wrt. if you want some features and stay close to the stock firmware go with hyperwrt.

    if that does not work out go with dlink routers. i think that they use sma on some of the routers.
  3. Shonk

    Shonk Network Guru Member

    why a WRT54G v2 or 2.2

    anything wrong with the wrt54gs?
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    a GS is just a tweaked G model with a little more ram. and flash

    it will be just fine. if you want to go the easy way buy the hawking bridge/amplifier also it will own your situation with ease.....

    the wrt's would be my choice thought because of the vast firmware options there are.. the hawking solution will cost you about 120 american

    so i would go with dd-wrt and WRT54G(S) they will both work.

    use the in place router and disable antenna diversity.

    with this setup you will not get very good wireless signal around the house but the links will hold up greeeaaat.

    good luck
  5. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    Don't forget to come back and post some photos and stats.

    Maybe we need a "Success Stories" forum...
  6. Shonk

    Shonk Network Guru Member

  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    are these tnc connector will they work on a WRT54G
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    guess i should follow links before i add a new one. yours is way better than what i gave you.

    and i paid retail:( for mine 150usd.


    there is a link to the booster only, there is another package that comes with an ap also that is a pretty small solid ap/bridge/repeater.
    yes all three..
    i use it for alot of things.

    i would recomment it next to a WRT54G

    but if your going to put it outside i would go with the hawking. its smaller and lighter. so it can go in a box better . it also has one antenna connecter which is a plus..

    i would put the ap outside because 100ft of cat5 is cheaper and less lossy than 100 ft of lmr-400 coax cable.

    just some ideas.
  9. MageMinds

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