Re: more broadband wireless

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 23:01:25 -0500

> Hey you guys, I'm almost there!  I put an Airport in Dr. Sternfeld's
> house and though I don't have an antenna on his roof yet, I was able
> to pick up the signal from my roof with a yagi antenna pointed at his
> house. That's how I am connected at this moment, temporarily, of
> course. Tsk. I never thought it would work because he has his IP via
> DHCP from Verizon/GTE. Now I have to figure out how the hell to share
> that dynamic IP that's coming in here, further amongst two more
> computers in the house. I don't think an Airport base station at my
> end will do that (per the article--without a mysterious firmware
> upgrade--which I can't find anywhere in netland.) Alas, I'm too much
> of a mortal to make Linux do that, if it can.

All ya need is a 486 at his end NATing for you.  It'd have to run Linux, 
of course, since no other OS implements DHCP correctly. ;)  At least, I'm 
assuming he's getting 1 dyn IP from Verizon, and you want to share that 
among between his machines and yours, right?

Ver-suck-on
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Sternfeld's house
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One machine running DHCP for local services, and acting as a verizon DHCP 
client.  NATing firewall.  
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Wireless Link
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Chat's house


Oh man, am I envious of your opportunity to mess with this stuff. :)

John




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