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[Ham-80211] WAP54 bridge trouble

Larry schntv at adelphia.net
Wed Jun 6 16:24:56 UTC 2007


I changed from channel 1 to 11 and sat it for B only, and it 
is working great so far.


Schneider TV & Electronic Inc.
5415 N. Wooster ave.
Dover, Ohio 44622       www.geocities.com/schntv2000/
330-343-0768         FCC. first class & Extra class K8WLY


Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry" <schntv at adelphia.net>
> To: "TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11" 
> <ham-80211 at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:03 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] WAP54 bridge trouble
> 
> 
>> I agree it is probably the leaves, but it seemed strange how it will 
>> down load data for a few minutes than get lost.
>> then after a period, work for a few minutes again.
>> I was hoping there were some tweaking I could do to the WAP54 setup.
>> also there are days it works perfect then maybe the rain or humidity 
>> changes and its gone.
>> As someone mentioned, it is a very strong link, if there were no 
>> trees. so I wonder if more power or more antenna gain would even help.
>> my antenna is up about 40 ft. but the neighbors trees are about 80 ft.
>> I cant afford to go that high as a test.
> 
> 
> Try going UNDER the trees.
> 
>> How can I tell if another station is blocking my signal.
> 
> 
> That's pretty rare.  WiFi is designed to share spectrum with other 
> similar systems.  If it were a non wifi system causing you grief it 
> would likely be more consistant.
> 
>> I have tried different channels with little success.
> 
> 
> Only channels 1,6, and 11 are non overlapping with other.
> 
>> how about even a microwave oven interfering?
> 
> 
> Again, it can happen.  But it would not likely be so long at a time.
> 
>>
>> I am considering buying an amp, I never used one, what would the group 
>> recommend?
> 
> 
> Don't.  Not for this short of a link.
> 
> If you insist on playing with an amp (that'll put you over the eirp 
> rules for any channels above 5 or 6 as I reacall) look at shireen, 
> teletronics or rf linx (or is it rf lynx?).  Hyperlink is a popular 
> brand but they tend to sell people amps that put them outside of the FCC 
> rules so I don't like them.
> 
> Hope it helps,
> marlon
> 
>>
>> thanks again,
>> larry
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Schneider TV & Electronic Inc.
>> 5415 N. Wooster ave.
>> Dover, Ohio 44622       www.geocities.com/schntv2000/
>> 330-343-0768         FCC. first class & Extra class K8WLY
>>
>>
>> Joe S. Borovetz wrote:
>>
>>> The trees are the major problem. I have seen it happen time and again 
>>> on 2.4 wireless LAN links......not using 802.11 but the same applies 
>>> for wi-fi.
>>>
>>> I have a friend who did links for a major oil company and they 
>>> confirmed time and again that trees and 2.4 do not mix. The same goes 
>>> for 5.8.
>>>
>>> Motorola Canopy which is usually reliable died in the presence of trees.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>>
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