Subject: Re: What 802.11 wireless gear do you recommend?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Caffeinate The World <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/05/2001 15:35:18
last time i hooked up two buildings via wireless, i used Breezecom as a
bridge. not sure how inexpensive they are cause i didn't pay for it. in
some other installations, i've used Proxim with good results.

--- Dave Huang <> wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> > I'm seriously thinking about the D-link "broadband wireless
> gateway"
> > with 3 10/100 switch ports.  Basically a ethernet/ethernet router
> > with ethernet/wireless bridging.  About $352 from
> Sorta related, does anyone have any thoughts on an inexpensive
> wireless/wireless bridge? I.e. something that can bridge two
> ethernets
> over wireless? I've got a friend who has a SDSL connection at his
> office
> and would like to hook his apartment LAN into it; the two buildings
> are
> about 100m apart, line of sight through two windows, although in the
> summer, there may be a tree in the way :) He had gotten two of the
> D-Link DWL-1000AP access points, only to find out they won't talk to
> each other; they only bridge between wireless and ethernet. Also,
> despite the claims of about 100m range indoors, 300m outdoors, it
> wasn't
> able to make the 100m. We setup one access point on the office
> windowsill and I took my laptop with a DWL-650 card to his apartment,
> and it barely worked if I held the card right up to the window (major
> packet loss when pinging). Didn't work at all if I sat down at the
> desk
> that's just a few feet from the window.
> He's currently got an ISDN connection at his apartment, and is
> upgrading
> it to 256K SDSL, but it seems like a waste to have to pay the monthly
> fees for that when he's already paying for the office SDSL connection
> and the two buildings are so close :)
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