Sharing my Sat Hi Speed Internet

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by opus_two, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. opus_two

    opus_two LI Guru Member

    Howdy Folks

    Wonder if you can help me in my scenero. I sure it has been answered here but I havent located it.

    Here goes...

    I want to share my Sat (DW7000) highspeed (pitifully expensive that they should be ashamed I would continue the rant but...) with 2 neighbours. Currently I have 2 Linksys WRT54G versions 2 and 6. Both with dd-wrt23sp2 in it, one Dlink DWL900AP-plus Access Point with fw version 2.61, Linksys Wired Router BEFSR81 Version 2, and couple of switches.

    What is the best plan of attack using current components? Hi Gain antennas? I heard of terms such as WPA (repeater), DMZ (bypasses FW, etc.. but thats as far as I get and looking at some out the options inside the routers makes my head hurt. :)

    I have successfully a client (laptop) at the neighbours house to my dd-wrt 54G stuck in a window but receiption is poor. Extending the reach is the goal.

    WPA and MAC address is enabled for security as well as Software FW ip mapped for all computers in my house.

    If someone can give me an out the box (prefered) or close and will plug away at it around the NAT addresses of
  2. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    WRT54G surely has better signal than your laptop, you'll may test this way before buy any antenna. One WRT in your house, and other plug to your laptop to make some test ;-)
  3. Fast_Eddy

    Fast_Eddy LI Guru Member

    Before you go sharing your Satellite connection, you should consider the following:

    a) satellite download speeds are not the greatest. Typically a single user will find it much slower than a standard DSL connection, so sharing it with others will slow all users down.

    b) how will you control the bandwidth to each client? If your neighbours start using BitTorrent software "your" bandwidth will suffer. Sat providers really like to invoke the FAP (fair access policy) so you may find your current download speeds will get even slower.

    While sharing high speed (well Sat speed) sounds like a good idea, the end result will probably be disappointing to all parties.

    Just my frozen (Canadian) 2 cents worth...
  4. opus_two

    opus_two LI Guru Member

    I am familiar with the pit falls and I didn't just think of this.

    Thanks for your concern
  5. WirelessInn

    WirelessInn LI Guru Member

    I am actually sharing - DW7000 with plain dynamic IP plan. I have a Homeoffice and a close by B&B Inn as part of our other business premises - within b'cast range of my WRT54G actually / I also use a WRE54G repeater/could have actually used a WAP54G for that i.e. less expensive!
    I let my Inn Guests use my wireless connection - convenience basis/i am not really running a hotspot! I have WPA thoughout. of course, my Inn clientele is mostly business folks and so far i have had very few cases of massive downloads (I did not even noticed while working away online in my Home Office). So, as far as I concerned, I suppose that as long as you do not have people doing massive downloads and demanding gaming online all at once, it is surprizing how possible it is to share the Sat Connection. Of course, being used to Sat Int speeds, it is always better than dialup, which I was on as of a year ago.
    Another point is that I thought that WRT54G routers flashed with advanced software HAD offered some means of controlling things like b'cast output, bandwidth, ertc... I just run a plain WRT54G right noe, so I would be curious to know about the capabilities of flashed WRT54G routers.
    - Roger T
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