[Server-devel] Advice on Access Points

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 15:22:21 EDT 2008

Hi Bryan.

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rafael wrote:
> >btw what type of acces points would you recommend, i'd use Linksys
> >but maybe another types would be better, are there specific references
> >or
> >brands that would be better in your point of view ?
> >or there are not strong feelings about one kind or another?.
> Linksys are not recommended unless you load OpenWRT on them. Some "WDS"
> problem which I don't quite understand.

I was thinking in re-flashing those to OpenWRT, but i dont think it is worth
the try taking into count Michail's and your suggestions.

> Here is what Michail Bletsas wrote when I asked him the same question:
> "The problem is mostly obvious on consumer APs with Broadcom radios (the
> Linksys WRT54 being the most common) and is not an XO specific problem
> anymore.
> Any application that generates multicast traffic will trigger storms in
> environments where many such access points are deployed in the vicinity of
> each other.
> Most enterprise Access Points will work just fine because they allow for
> fine control of WDS.
> Since we assume a limited budget here, I will stick to consumer and
> prosumer grade gear.
> A good starting point should be the DLINK DWL-2100AP which uses an Atheros
> Chipset. "
> Our Networking guy Dev intends to use a 12 dbi omni-directional antenna
> from Deliberant Networks.We are using a Deliberant DLB-2701 as the
> access point. It costs roughly 100 euro and has a range of 12 km in
> ideal conditions. It operates in the 802.11 b/g wifi range.
> There are more details on our pilot project page
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bashuki_Journal and Bishwamitra_Journal
> You can reach Dev at   devm at nepalwireless dot net for more precise
> questions and he also reads this list.
> hope this helps

Sure it does thanks Bryan :).

> Bryan
> Kathmandu

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
One Laptop Per Child
rafael at laptop.org
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