Wireless LAN bridge
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.
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