Wireless AP?


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by rurwin » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:11 am
A while ago the wireless access point we used in the office failed. It was a Belkin. Reading the reviews had me shy away from their current offerings and go for a TP-Link. That is awful; it has to be power-cycled every couple of days.

Now I'm considering the need to buy one for home use. Our Sky+ box could do with connectivity, and a RaspPi in the lounge would be nice, but both are CAT5-only beasts (yes I know wireless works with the RaspPi although reports are mixed, but not without a hub if I've got a mouse and keyboard attached, and the Sky+ box doesn't do wireless. ) The nearest CAT5 is in the dinning room, and getting it into the lounge around two door-frames, up and down architrave and skirting board, and around the hearth would be a pain.

So I'm looking for a wireless AP that will give me a CAT5 segment in the lounge. I've already got wireless from the router, so I just need something to provide the CAT5 from that.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
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by aaa801 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:43 am
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by rurwin » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:51 am
I'm a radio amateur. Those things are impossible to certify. They flood not only the amateur spectrum but also the broadcast spectrum with noise.

(http://www.mds975.co.uk/Content/amateur ... ce_04.html)
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by SN » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:47 pm
You could just plug a Vonets vap11g wifi bridge into your Pi and Skybox

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I have one attached to my Webserver Pi and works a treat as it hangs off the ethernet port
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