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Verizon FIOS - No Ashburn Construction in January

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by jim, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Mr. Linux that is really cool stuff, how close are we to being able to do this with our existing TV's?

    Thanks

    Lee
     
  2. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    Then mount the router/AP up side down. :naanaa:

    The signal strength may depend more on the gain of the antenna and how much duct work there is to block the signal. Basements have more metal (pipes and ductwork) to block the signal. And a high gain antenna on the top floor may leave a dead spot under the antenna. Ever drive next to a cell tower and get a weak signal? Same principal. I find basements work fine if you find a good spot for the AP. But you'll need to mount it over the HVAC.
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Lee, you can do all of this today. As long as you have an internal network in the house, you're good to go. Wired would be better, but it will work over wireless 802.11g. For the viewing over the internet, you'll definately need a cable modem...
     
  4. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Sorry Neilz, but you're wrong...

    Indeed the only difference between the WRT54G and WRT54GS is the Speedbooster, but you do NOT need a wireless NIC with Speedbooster. The WRT54GS will work with just about any mainstream wireless NIC that supports 802.11b or 802.11g. If you want to get the benefit of the Speedbooster, then yes, you will need a Linksys wireless NIC. Otherwise, the WRT54GS is just like any other wireless 802.11g router...

    I actually went with the GS model not for the Speedbooster feature, but because it comes with twice the RAM space for the firmware. These routers actually run Linux internally and there are many open source firmwares specifically for this model which add a great many options, such as more firewalling features, option to increase signal strength, etc. But that's a different story/thread...
     
  5. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    Ooh, could you post a link to that open source firmware? I'd be interested in moding my router!
     
  6. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    now we can merge/split threads as required... ;)
     
  7. neilz

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    Again, I agree ... however, alot of home users have basements that are finished, etc ... which is why I just set them up on the top floor.
     
  8. brim

    brim Member

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    http://wrt54g.cybermart.ca/
     
  9. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Homer, start here:

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php

    Enjoy!
     
  10. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Roto-router, that's the name.....just flush your problems down the drain.......
     

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