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repeating a WISP signal

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by hellonoko, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    I am currently getting my high speed connection from a WISP tied to a hotel that I pick up via a 6dbi antenna pointed out my window.

    However I would like to be able to pick this signal up some other way so that my room mate and I can share it or both be able to connect anywhere in the house.

    Would one of the alternate wrt firewares work for this problem?

    If so which should I use?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ian
     
  2. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

  3. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    oooh

    that looks pretty simple.

    will we both be able to connect cablelessly?

    thanks again
    ian
     
  4. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    The wireless part to your laptop it will not do. Standard routing protocols - which you will have to use in this sort of setup since you have no control of the configuration of the Internet Feed AP - can not connect to different networks on the same interface.

    So, no, you can't do it wirelessly to your laptop part of the connection without another wireless interface, which means another AP/router plugged back-to-back with the bridging router. So you'd be lugging two routers from hotel to hotel.

    Although, I would say, that in most situations, using a cable from your laptop to the bridging router in a hotel room shouldn't be an issue? I do it all the time (in fact, I originally created Bluebox for myself to use in my car and hotel rooms as I travel quite a bit...)
     
  5. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    we live at a resort and are picking up another resorts signal.

    if two routers would work we will try that. its a semi permanent setup.

    basically i can pickup the signal in the bathroom. upstairs. but we want to be able to log on with both laptops anywhere.

    thanks
    ian
     
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Did you get approval from the WISP for this? Otherwise when they notice it they may lock you out.
     
  7. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    haha. this is the islands.

    it took a two week wait to get our phone fixed.
     
  8. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    It is also stealing and immoral to take something that does not belong to you. I misunderstood your intent when asking for help - I thought you were staying in these hotels!

    Also, be aware that it is against the law and people are being prosecuted.

    Bottom line is that you should never use a wireless signal that is not intentionally open for your use. Also, I explicitly do not wish that you, or anyone, use my bluebox product to knowingly connect in such a situation.
     
  9. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    wtf?

    It's a WISP.
    I am paying for it. 40 dollars a month.
    How else would I connect to it?

    I just want to be able to connect from anywhere in my 'house/condo' rather than just the bathroom window.

    And I want my room mate to be able to connect also. Maybe at the same time. Maybe just one at a time.

    Is that immoral?

    wtf,
    ian
     
  10. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Then get a bluebox, use it like you would a DSL-modem, as an "uplink device". Then get a standard WiFi router and use that for household service provision, set at least 5 channels distant from WISP channel.
     
  11. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    bluebox or...

    if i got two WRT54gls could i make my own setup.

    the blue box looks very nice but. id rather make my own thing.

    thanks
    ian
     
  12. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    You want someone to hold your hand? Google is your friend.
     
  13. hellonoko

    hellonoko Network Guru Member

    i found this site with google... :grin:
     
  14. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Can't argue with that logic... :thumb:
     
  15. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Yes, you can. It's a matter of how! Pick a firmware, there will be docs for such procedures.
     
  16. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    um, it was a joke...the logic is retarded, actually.... :cheering:
     

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