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Name: cyco(heathmont)

Owner: Joel aka cyco on IRC

Status: Building.


I am using a Compaq External linkWL200 for use as an AP in a Debian GNU/Linux box (Intel Pentium 166mHz, 64mb ram, 1.6GB Disk).

Construction of a homebrew 10dBi omni-directional antenna is -still- planned,
pending further details from txrx @ austnet,
but I could -still- end up using a slotted waveguide, since I'm located on the
side of a hill with only 180 degrees of LoS.

My plans of using a DEC Hinote Ultra CT475 (486dx4 100mHz laptop) for
a wireless bridge didn't quite pan out, turned out to be quite dead.

My other portable option would be an old Compaq 486 with 4mb ram, seems pointless though, unless I can source a ram expansion for it.

For now though I have two P166 machines running as gateways, one for the optus cable connection, and the other a dedicated wireless gateway.

Hardware: Boxen
*Intel Pentium 166mHz - 64MB RAM - (Internet gateway/router/firewall)
- Linux gw 2.2.19 #1 Sat Jun 9 13:04:06 EST 2001 i586
*Intel Pentium 166mHz - 64MB RAM - (Wireless gateway/bridge)
- Linux wifi-gw 2.2.19 #1 Fri Sep 20 10:47:41 EST 2002 i586
*Intel Celeron 333mHz - 384MB RAM - (Windows XP - GNU/Linux desktop)
*Intel Pentium3 500mHz - 256MB RAM - (Dell CPx - GNU/Linux laptop)
- Linux zephyr 2.4.18 #1 Fri Sep 13 22:32:53 EST 2002 i686
*Intel Pentium3 800mHz - 384MB RAM - (Linux development desktop)
- Linux phloem 2.2.20 #1 Mon Jul 29 01:38:20 EST 2002 i686 GNU/Linux

*Intel Pentium Pro 200mHz (256kb) - 80MB RAM
- (PSU & CPU fan died, and the box now runs sluggish,
abandoned for time being)
*DEC Hinote Ultra CT475 - 486 100mHz - 8MB RAM - (Broken screen).
- (Discovered not to be working)

Hardware: Wireless
*Compaq WL200 11Mbps (100mW) & 200mm pigtail.
*Entrasys PC-Card 11Mbps (30mW)
*Pacific Monolith Parabolic Grid antenna (15dB)

*Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux
*Driver Software: Intersil Prism2 Drivers

To Do List

*Construct 10dBi vertical co-linear omni antenna.
*Source and modify ex-Galaxy antenna.
*Include diagrams of node set-up. (Topographic maps?)
*Take digital photos of LoS (panaramic)

Change Log

30/4/2002 - Major overhaul of my nodes wiki presence.
20/9/2002 - Altered the local network configuration.
19/12/2002 - Found an antenna ;)

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