Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 56708 21-Jan-2010 13:52
Send private message

It must have 4 or more wired ports, I dont want it to have built in ADSL

It must have a removable aerial

and It must have some sort of adjustable gain/ signal strength as we want to be able to wind the signal strength right down so that the coverage area for the wireless signal is very small.

Cheers

Create new topic
2678 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225

Trusted

  Reply # 291898 21-Jan-2010 13:59
Send private message

Linksys WRT54G loaded with DDWRT firmware.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


25 posts

Geek


  Reply # 291938 21-Jan-2010 15:32
Send private message

Use a Mikrotik Routerboar with a wireless network card, a miniPCI card... Fully configurable


greetings!

641 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 117


  Reply # 291944 21-Jan-2010 15:39
Send private message

VERT: ......................It must have some sort of adjustable gain/ signal strength as we want to be able to wind the signal strength right down so that the coverage area for the wireless signal is very small.

Cheers


Surely there are better ways to restrict unwanted use :)  :)



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 292110 22-Jan-2010 09:28
Send private message

Zippity:
VERT: ......................It must have some sort of adjustable gain/ signal strength as we want to be able to wind the signal strength right down so that the coverage area for the wireless signal is very small.

Cheers


Surely there are better ways to restrict unwanted use :)  :)


Such as?

I know we could use an encryption key but because of the type of work we are doing a encryption key would be a hassle

25 posts

Geek


  Reply # 292122 22-Jan-2010 10:21
Send private message

You can try with MAC address restriction, or use Hotspot if you don't want to use encription and yu want to controll the users...

734 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 130


  Reply # 292696 24-Jan-2010 16:39
Send private message

Agree with the above - use MAC filtering and be done with it.

I also second the choice of a Linksys WRT54G capable of running open-source firmware (Tomato, DD-WRT). great bang for the buck.

35 posts

Geek


  Reply # 297700 10-Feb-2010 16:09
Send private message

I would try the Engenius 1650 or Engenius 2610, use a free hotspot account and then add your mac. They also support wireless meshing to cover more ground.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.