extending a HostAP networks range
Wed Oct 30 11:27:04 PST 2002
John Roark schrieb:
> Besides the obvious solution of increasing the wattage and using a
> larger antenae... how would I extend the range of my wireless network.
> Is there a way to link HostAps so that where one ap's range ends another
> starts and extends the range by 50%? Some kind of dumb forwarder that
> simply repeats whatever it picks up (without NAT)? I want it to look
> like the client is talking directly to the main hostap, when in fact it
> is talking to another box that is merely extending the range of the
> hostap... is this possible?
> eth0 : AP-A : wlan0 -- <wireless network> -- wlan0 : "Extender"
> <extended wireless network>
> wlan0 : Client
> Is this a repeater? a bridge? does RDS do this (what is RDS?)? I want it
> all to be on the same network (192.168.1.0/24)... and I need it to
> preserve MACs and IPs.
I think what you are looking for is a feature called WDS as far as I
see. See hostap docs for details. I think what you are looking for is
a WDS-Link between AP-A and wlan0. Only problem is, that afaik WDS only
works between two hostap-boxes.
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