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Topic # 131062 7-Oct-2013 16:12
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Just recently, I have become interested in Linux and Server-ing (i guess you could call it that  ). I have an old box that used to run Windows XP, and I plan to install Debain on it and run an apache, mysql, imap, ftp and vnc server off it. However it is rather noisy, and it would ideal to have it based down at the cowshed, a good 300m from the house. We have a computer down at the cowshed, connected to the modem at the house though a wireless bridge, that is essentially a super wifi booster. Now the question is, how may I connect the old computer (the one mentioned at the start) to the house so both computers have an IP (so no internet sharing). I have an old Dlink DIR-300 that I possibly could put dd-wrt on.


PS: If possible, without having to buy anything - I know I could just buy a wireless card for the server box, just like the cowshed computer


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  Reply # 909404 7-Oct-2013 16:42
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If you want a reliable link forget about not spending any money.

How much distance are we talking?
If it's less than 500m with line of sight you want a pair of these.

One plugs in to your router and the other you will mount on the shed. Then at the shed just get a cheap 5-port switch and plug it in to your current PC and server.

Yep it will cost a couple of dollars but in the long run will be so worth it. The NanoStation's can provide fairly close to wire speeds (usually topping out around 75-80Mbps) and latency is just the same as a wire too. Also running on 5Ghz keeps the 2.4 band uncongested for your normal wifi access points.

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  Reply # 909653 8-Oct-2013 08:53
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How does the usb wifi connect via the antenna?

Or is the antenna set up as a range extender?

If the antenna is configured as range extender, the router with dd-wrt could be configured in wireless ethernet bridge or wireless client mode to do what you want.

Another firmware that supports those features, if you don't like dd-wrt, is Tomatousb. I've no idea if it works on your router though.


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 909663 8-Oct-2013 09:18
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chevrolux: ...
If it's less than 500m with line of sight you want a pair of these.

One plugs in to your router and the other you will mount on the shed. Then at the shed just get a cheap 5-port switch and plug it in to your current PC and server.


I completely agree, I'd also put in an extra $30 and add cheap wifi AP to the shed too.. (if you are getting SO approval you may as well get the wifi at the same time  )




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  Reply # 909670 8-Oct-2013 09:29
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Is the $119 for the Ubiqiti for the pair? I assume it is but wanted to check.

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  Reply # 909684 8-Oct-2013 09:41
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linw: Is the $119 for the Ubiqiti for the pair? I assume it is but wanted to check.


Nope.. that would be per end, you'll need 2 of them.




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  Reply # 909725 8-Oct-2013 10:46
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If both the "cowshed computer" and "ol server" have ethernet ports, can't you enable network connection sharing on the"cowshed computer" to enable the "ol server" to connect and use the existing connection.

Edit: should say that I haven't done this and the sharing connection will probably be via NAT, so may not achieve what you want.



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  Reply # 909935 8-Oct-2013 15:50
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Lostangel- Im sorry, I dont know what that type of connection is called. But it is simmilar to those used by a routers for the connection between the antennae and the router. I guess i was hoping that i could just plug that into the back of the dlink and repeat all the wireless traffic though the network switch with ddwrt. But thats not supported. The antennae is used just to make it a better signal. If ibwere to get a usb wifi thing, could I hook it up to the antennae in the same way as the cowshed computer?
Wongtop- Yes if looked at that (they both have spare ethernet ports. But I heard that the ICS-host computers IP gets messed, which isnt preferable as my dad runs vnc and mysql servers of iy.

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