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 From:  Douglas Stringer <dougstringer at mac dot com>
 To:  mm2001 at pobox dot com
 Cc:  Justin Wilson <j2sw at mtin dot net>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless Questions
 Date:  Sun, 13 Nov 2005 04:42:54 -0500
Michael,

What do you mean by "radios overloading each other." Could you be  
more specific?


On Nov 11, 2005, at 11:00 PM, Mike Mee wrote:

> On 11/10/05, Justin Wilson <j2sw at mtin dot net> wrote:
>>    I am wanting to use m0n0wall with a wrap board and 2 wireless  
>> cards. I
>> am trying to accomplish the following:
>>
>>    1.Wireless Card #1 (wan) associates to another AP.
>>    2.Wireless Card #2 (OPt1) has an omni attached to it to re- 
>> distribute
>> the signal.
>
> Are you perhaps using the same SSID on both your OPT1 and WAN?
> (Couldn't quite work out if you were or not). If so, the WAN will try
> to connect to the OPT1 SSID and chaos will ensue. I've done this on
> more than one occaision. Oops.
>
> If that's not it, when you disable OPT1, does it associate then?
>
> I'm assuming you've covered things like:
> + is the main AP close enough / strong enough signal
> + cables / antennas / etc
> + right setup on main AP - e.g. 802.11b, not 802.11a or 802.11g-only
>
> I've done this many times and it does work quite well (though you lose
> approx 1/2 the bandwidth due to the radios overloading each other,
> even if they're on channels 1 and 11..)
>
> cheers, michael
> www.socalfreenet.org
>
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