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Questions about WL JOIN !!!

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by oxidation, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. oxidation

    oxidation Network Guru Member

    Greetings,

    Great forums btw.


    I currently have a WRT54G v2 running : Alchemy-pre7a v3.37.6.8sv

    and i have a 24db grid antenna hooked up to it and i was wondering how i would connect to my office 2 blocks down the street with this.

    THe office router is a dlink in AP mode.

    Now when i run kismet or do a scan i get 3 routers all named default showing up so my questions are.

    1) How can i spcify via mac address which router named default i want my WRT54G to connect to ( via the ssh shell ) ie. wl join default 00:22:22:44:11 would this work ?

    2) If the router is running WPA-SKA would it be... wl join default 00:22:22:44:11 WPASKA thepassword ?

    3) What wattage should I have set im currently using 80mwatts is that acceptable for a 24db grid antenna or should i bump it higher?

    4) Is 80 - 90 noise bad ? how can i lower my noise ?


    any help would be apprecaited thank you all and i bid you all a profitable day.


    Michael
     
  2. oopsibrokeit

    oopsibrokeit Network Guru Member

    a few things...

    first of all what your proposing is really a wireless bridge...

    secondly there is no guarantee that the d-link will connect to your linksys as a bridge.

    if you have a 24db antenna you will almost certainly be radiating illegally large ammounts of power with 80mw output. 100mW is the legal power in most of europe... read here for more details on this: http://ineedbroadband.myip.org/adrwebsite/wlan_link_planner.htm#optimizing

    you may well find that your big antenna will throw packets to your office antenna, but your office antenna is not strong enough to throw the packets back... the big antenna won't suck them to it!

    80-90 noise is pretty typical, and the only way to lower it is to shift channels till you find one with less noise.

    To be honest I would make an investment in 2 more dedicated AP's and another fat antenna and make a dedicated wireless bridge.

    hope this helps a bit.
     
  3. oxidation

    oxidation Network Guru Member

    Thank you so much for replying

    Im curious to know if you can help me out with

    1) How can i spcify via mac address which router named default i want my WRT54G to connect to ( via the ssh shell ) ie. wl join default 00:22:22:44:11 would this work ?

    2) If the router is running WPA-SKA would it be... wl join default 00:22:22:44:11 WPASKA thepassword ?

    Thanks again

    Michael
     

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