Wireless LAN bridge

Jima jima at beer.tclug.org
Mon Oct 28 22:11:51 MDT 2013


On 2013-10-27 19:26, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 10/27/2013 05:30 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:55:07 -0600
>> Tod Hansmann <plug.org at todandlorna.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I live close enough to my parents that we have had a 180 foot cable
>>> between our houses, run through our backyards and over a mutual
>>> neighbour's fence.  This fence was recently replaced, which is having
>>> an affect on our cable.
>>
>> Possibly the cable is getting old and was damaged in the course of
>> replacing the fence. Try replacing the cable.
>
> And consider using fiber.  It can be as cheap as $1 a meter, though
> outdoor rated stuff is several times more expensive.  In any case you
> can run it at gigabit speeds.  SC transceivers are as low as $50 a piece
> on amazon I think.  And it's much safer from an electrical point of
> view.  Running ethernet between buildings without special grounding and
> surge protection hardware is actually against most building codes.

+1 to fiber...it's pretty neat stuff, and takes electrical/interference 
complications out of the mix.  I became reacquainted with some of the 
nuances last week, so feel free to shout out if you (or anyone else) 
have any questions about it.

Jima


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