WiFi signal hacks….

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

As long as there have been wireless networks there have been people trying to squeeze out just a bit more range… there was the cantenna and now there are other variations on trying to collect and improve the amount of signal getting to wireless adapters… here is just a sampling of what I’ve looked at [...]

Strange net problems with a Netgear FS608 switch

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

This was weird and now that the switch is replaced I haven’t been able to duplicate it, but let me explain. There was a netgear fs608 (8 port unmanaged) switch plugged into a linksys router (model number not noted.) The cable was straight (although the fs608 has support for link through straight or crossover cables.) [...]

Linksys BEFW11S4 ver. 4 wireless router locking up (default password and hard reset info too)

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Not long ago a customer offered me a slightly used Linksys BEFW11S4 ver. 4 wireless router for free. He had replaced it with an 802.11g router (this is only a b) shortly after purchase and said if I knew anyone that wanted it I could have it. Well, it’s hard for me to let tech [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 6

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Ok, so here’s the synopsis… I’ve spent the last few articles setting up a D-link DWL-800AP+ as a repeater for a linksys WAP11 (v. 1.1) As of the end of the last entry I had a bit of a problem with WEP but that seems to have been resolved now and here I am to [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 5

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, I set a WEP key on the linksys (WAP11 v. 1.1) and it promptly disappeared… it stopped responding (over the WIRED network) to my wap11gui admin tool. I quickly realized that part of the problem is from having two network cards attached (both in the 192.168.0 range)… disconnect the usb card and reconnect. Then [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 4

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Ok, so now I had to add the new D-Link’s MAC address to the list of authorized MAC’s in the Linksys WAP11 (v. 1.1) For this, I call on wap11gui. Used to (since I use linux), I would have to suffer through a Windows boot on the laptop and balance the laptop on the edge [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 1

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

I’ve got a single access point for my wireless network layer at the house and unfortunately have at least one real “dead spot” in the house. As luck would have it that dead spot is at the couch… so for some time I’ve looked at ways to extend the wireless network range or other ways. [...]

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