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Trying to come up with an easy solution for yachts....

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by YeOldeStonecat, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Large boats..that travel from marina to marina. Many marinas now blanket their slips with wireless internet access, for the transient boats.

    Now..for single users, say a boat with a single laptop onboard...it's not bad...slap up a high gain and let them run XP's WZC.

    However...for several PCs on the boat...I'm trying to think of a way to have say, a router...but with the WAN port bridged to wireless. However..I guess there's no practical way to do this and have it "automatic"..as it would have to select the marinas SSID and latch on.
     
  2. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    nvram set wl_ssid=""
    nvram commit
    reboot
     
  3. kriek1

    kriek1 LI Guru Member

    [However...for several PCs on the boat...I'm trying to think of a way to have say, a router...but with the WAN port bridged to wireless. However..I guess there's no practical way to do this and have it "automatic"..as it would have to select the marinas SSID and latch on.]

    You need a Peplink Surf or Ruckus Wireless Metroflex router.

    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Exactly...need this to be as "easy as possible"...setup a system and let them sail off and be able to use it..without calling for support.

    Some sort of wireless WAN interface on the router that's similar to the Windows XP WZC.

    Hitting Google with those 2x suggestions you posted..thanks.

     
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    A blank SSID as suggested by grcore might do the trick.

    Also, the new v24 dd-wrt (I think) has a script functionality that can cycle and scan for wireless nets, while maintaining mutiple virtual wireless nets, i.e multiple SSIDs. Check the forums on www.dd-wrt.com/

    You get a version of the Kismet sniffer/scanner that can run on a WRT. This might allow you to scan and then configure. (I have not tried Kismet on a WRT myself, but they have a compiled version available).
     

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