Budget Wireless Distribution

Working for a non-profit organization requires a special type of ingenuity at times. In this case it was due to the requirement of setting up easy to use systems that are sustainable, yet affordable. Below are some pictures that show a wireless distribution system that I helped setup that serves the needs of 10 families, […]

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WDS Bridging Experiences

At the moment, our best solution for network coverage to multiple buildings is wireless. I have been planning out various solutions to improve our system (fiber optics, dslam, or a better wireless setup) but wanted to share what we have now and how well it has worked in this particular area of our property. The […]

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Wireless keyboard

I am happy to report that I am typing this blog entry from my first wireless keyboard… it was free and it even had two rechargeable AAA batteries inside! The only issue I have with it, is that it is infrared… meaning it has to be pointed directly at the receiver, and also, I can’t […]

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Woktenna

Here is a pic of my semi professionally made (that is I spent time in the wood shop) dish setup for my D-Link DWL-122 802.11b 11 Mbps USB Adapter: To develop this dish setup, I did the following: Used ideas from http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/ Mostly the focal point math from http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/usbscoop.jpg Took a wok lid and removed […]

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Wireless Antenna Booster

In an even poorer attempt (see: Poor Man’s WiFi) and another try at increasing the signal from a wifi access point 30 meters away in a portable building with aluminum siding… I taped Denise’s spaghetti dish to my desk lamp, grabbed the spaghetti spoon and rigged a wifi dish with my 802.11b usb card. An […]

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WiFi Antenna

After reading through some websites and gleaning information from different sources, I decided to experiment with some antenna design. Even though I don’t have much of an artistic/creative mindset I figured I had some tools and a roll of duct tape… so I gave it a go. The first idea I tried to implement was […]

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WiFi in the News

The first wifi news story I would like to talk about exposes some of my own hobby radio interests… though I haven’t tried any of this sort of thing yet. A couple of teen guys at the DEFCON hacker conference were able to establish a 55.1 mile unamplified wifi connection. Obviously this is point-to-point but […]

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The World of Wireless

I’ve embarked on a strange journey in computer land. The other day I decided it was time to find out what all this wireless talk was all about. 802.11g this, and WIFI that, WEP this, and WAP that! HA! My equipment thus far is a WRT54G Linksys router… (I think this was a good buy […]

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