Assistance required: Long Distance Setup using Sveasoft

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by PsiDOC, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. PsiDOC

    PsiDOC Network Guru Member

    Morning all 1st post so please be gentle.

    OK heres what we have to play with:
    2 RF TEC routers (Basically WRT54G's running on Sveasoft Alchemy V1.0 put in a fancy box with a flat antenna) in WDS mode.
    1 Cisco 13 DB Yagi antenna. Vertical Polarisation.
    1 Stella Doradus 20 DB Dish antenna. Vertical Polarisation.
    Both antenna patch lead lengths: Approx 12 inches.
    Distance apart: 5 nautical miles! accross water with no obstructions. Have 100% line of sight
    Both antenna heights above water: approx 80 - 100 feet

    I have the link up and running but it's only at 1 Meg, although the RSSI's are both -66 dbm.
    HTTP'ing into the routers is possible and is ot the fastest in the world (approx 3-4 seconds per page) but it's stable at that.

    Was wondering if there was any way I can adjust the wireless settings to improve the link quality as need approx 3 mb multicast, but 4 or even 5 would be nice for extra overhead.

    I can change out the Cisco Yagi for a Stella Dish, but it'll be a pain in the butt as we are limited for space on that end and I also have to get permission from various authorities to get to it's location. :(

    All replies appreciated.

    Many Thanks.

  2. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I think a dish on the other end of the link is the ticket.
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