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Node GZX Owner: Adrian Lodders

Location: Sunbury

Status: Active

SSID: NodeGZX (Use to be: Centauri - gzx.wireless.org.au)

Channel: 1

WEP: None

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Wireless Meetup comming up over the holidays to help kick start the Sunbury network.

Wireless Log Book:

Tuesday, 23 November
New node found. Someone with the SSID of "WLAN" and MAC of "00:30:F1:26:FF:3F" is being picked up by me. At the moment I believe it might be someones house down the road but I'll need to do some stumbling first.
Although right now I am still not connected to anything around here, hopefully the message will get around and something will happen.

Wednesday, 22 September
The node is currently down, as I need the hardware for tomorrow's meetup, although we don't have a time set in stone yet. So it's going to be an interesting day for all, hopefully all goes well!
Also I need to remind myself to put a new NConnector onto the coax in the roof, as I lost the pin when soldering *dang*.

Tuesday, 7 September
Just updated my WRT54G with Alchemy-pre5.2.3.w14 V2.04.4.8sv (not from the Sveasoft site), all seems to work well. Although OSPF doesn't seem to be able to be used in this version, but the VLAN and QoS should come in handy, as well as being able to take the power output up to 251 mw (just don't ask me to try that though :P).

And my new 21Db dish has just arrived too, just need to pick it up and put it together now.

Friday, 27 August 2004
Just a quick thanks to Ben G for emailing me about having the dipole in the wrong direction. Being in a rush to install the thing and forgetting something as silly as that. *wacks self in the back of the head*

Thursday, 26 August 2004
The dish is active! And pointed at Jacksons Hill for now, and I might beable to get rid of the tree thats blocking the rest of my LOS to Sunbury.
Also I'll be buying another dish and using it for testing, ect.
External linkHeres a pic of where the dish is pointed
External linkAnd a sexy shot of the dish
Although today I managed to get a headache from 2 know it all idiots who said they could get a bigger dish (not even knowing that this one is 21Db) when they saw the photo's. Asking them which brand and what price shut them up :)
On a side note, the 2 people in question use to talk about how crap WiFi was but now that their notebooks have that little feature, one carry's an access point with them around the place. Think I'll stay with cat 5 thankyou. :P
/end rant

Monday, 23 August 2004
My WRT54G is running Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv with the SSID of NodeGZX pointed to Jacksons Hill with a parabolic 21Dbi dish. I would have liked to have pointed it somewhere else but the people next door managed to distroy my LOS to everywhere else.
Apart form that the node should be complete by saturday after one last cable run. So now apart from having 2 routers in the house, I now have a use for my USB dongle to connect to the WRT54G.

Tuesday, 29 June 2004
Soon to become an active node!
As soon as I receive my WRT54G from the bulk buy and attach the right connector for a pigtail, node GZX should be operational!

I will be using a modded 21db hills that I got from eBay (around $60) and will be using a small amount of CFD200 (greets out to Rob at FreeNet Antennas). Also had my first go at putting together an N-connector (managed to get it right in the end :P ).

So far I've had 2 people contact me about setting up a link although there's a chance that only one will have LOS.

At the time of writing the dish would be on the roof but thanks to a 4WD knocking me of my bike after work last week, it made it kind of hard. So hopefully it will be put up next week.

Thursday, 30 October 2003

Was walking the dog and remembered the description NodeHEB house from an email, so it seemed like a good idea to have a talk. We ended up talking about exGalaxy dishes, not having LOS and some other smaller things.

Thursday, 18 September 2003

Today I received my SVEC 1811-A from EBay (greets to cbc-networks) all works fine.

Saturday, 20 September 2003

Walked down to the local LAN cafe some fragin fun and noticed that Southern Star Internet is beta testing wireless hotspots in my area. I wounder if they'd care if I took one of their wave guides? :)

Sunday, 21 September 2003

Stats: Testing
Today I got my IP address allocated and now have a DHCP server running on a Laptop with Win95. The only problem was I didn't have oleacc.dll but was able to find an emulating version.
If you are able to connect to my AP the only things you can do are ping my DHCP server ( and my Hub (

Right now anyone 300-500m from my room can get an IP assigned to them. :P
The laptop is a Cyrix 100 MHz with a 500meg HD and a huge 8 meg of RAM!! And will be used until I have a real setup (after all it doesn?t have fans and I need sleep).

FWD me on 75613
Call 75613 on FWD

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