On Sun, 22 Mar 2009, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > Best encrypted, or at least use point-to-point adhoc in bridge mode > > rather than point-to-AP unencrypted, which will surely get abused. > > quite available in Poland where people have unencrypted AP's at home. > good antenna and you get free (and anonymous ;) access to the net.
My point exactly :) > > easily. With +15dBm antennae you should get (at least lower) 11g rates, > > and if you can afford 20+dBm dish grid antennae, so much the faster. > > grid antennas for 2.4Ghz are not expensive. give best available there are > about 24dB, to have LARGE margin for noise. It's a few years since I priced some of those, they're likely much cheaper now. Then something like AU$200 + coax + fittings per end. > > As others have said - avoid amplifiers, spend most on good antennae and > > amplifiers make sense ONLY when there are something on the line that damps > the signal (like few trees) and you can't avoid that. but still it's not > good, snow would fall on trees and then nothing will help. There's good discussion of that and fresnel zones etc in that WNDW book. BTW, I've since explored a bit and found what looks like a very useful companion (free, PDF) book "How to Accelerate Your Internet" that I've yet to read beyond the table of contents getting my attention, and a quick browse to scope the Traffic Shaping section. http://bwmo.net/ Very timely for me anyway; I have to tackle some Debian boxes in coming weeks, doing a crash course in iptables re both firewall and shaping. cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"