placement of 3 cards on a PC box

Christopher Dobbs crdobbs
Thu Apr 22 12:00:32 PDT 2004

Having done this before, If you use external antani and locate the 
antani about 3ft from eachother, it works most of the time.

My config was:
3 x 100mW PCMCIA PRISM2.5 Cards (on Channels 1,4,10 each at 2mbit)
HostAP v0.0.1
Costom AP Server Program

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Christopher Dobbs
Eracew Computer Services

Brad Langhorst wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 10:59, Mustafa C. Kuscu wrote:
>>Dear all,
>>      I would like to have 3 802.11b cards on my hostap box. I don't
>>   know about the interference issues with the 802.11b PCMCIA cards
>>   with internal antennae, especially if the cards are placed very
>>   close to each other. For instance, consider the figure below where
>>   an empty slot separates each neighbor. Would the interference be
>>   so bad, because of the small separation between the cards (and their
>>   orientations with respect to each other), even if the cards operate on
>>   channels 1,6,11? What other physical configurations do you recommend?
>i think you should use 3 external antennae for such a setup 
>(or at least 2...) but have never tried it.
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