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Last response: in Networking
September 19, 2008 11:38:24 PM

I own a NETGEAR FVS124G ( and it has dual wan. My buddy lives diagonal 2 houses down and my next door neighbor both have given me permission to use their wireless connections.

So I was going to hook each wan to a wireless bridge. Does anyone suggest a specific device? It must have removable antennas because most likely I will have to use a cantenna, yagi or parabolic antenna ( to reach my buddies house.

I have never used a wireless bridge. Is it as simple as just clicking find wireless signals and connect to one? Can I use something like netstumbler? I've heard you can flash linux distros on the WRT54GS which you can configure as a bridge?

Sorry for the random questions.

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October 1, 2008 2:29:33 PM

I can suggest a solution that I am pretty sure will work (since Linux based and pretty customizable) but I have not tried it. And along with this, my advice is to try this at your LAST resort since it will take a **** load of time to complete.

Software: Google for HostAP, currently at
Wireless AP board: Soekris Engineering net4521 or net4511 (embedded board)
WiFi Card (to be inserted in Soekris board): Senao/Engenius NL-2511CD Plus Ext2
External Antennas: whatever you like, google for i.e Ubiquiti Antenna

The WiFi card has 2 jacks for external antennas. There are tutorials on the web on building this setup. Like I said, try it as your last resort or you have high energy to learn things.