which wireless router?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Feb 25 21:12:36 UTC 2008

Billie Walsh wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> How can it tell one has a better signal unless it's constantly testing
>>>> it?
>>> Yes, that's how diversity works, constant testing. You have 2 receivers
>>> and monitor the signal with both antennas simultaneously.
>> Yeah, but you have two _transmitters_ too.  Or does it simply assume that
>> the one with the best reception must be the one which will be best for
>> transmitting?
> We have the DDWRT software in our Linksys and you can have one antenna
> for receive and the other for transmit, or you can have both tx/rx. We
> had one antenna run to a dish antenna outside and another dish antenna
> at my daughters house about a block away and shared our internet
> connection with her. If you have a two story or very large house simply
> remote mount one antenna for better coverage.

I do exactly the same (with sveasoft - one of these days I plan to find time
to put ddwrt on it).  I share my satellite internet connection with the
next door neighbour.  But that's not the default way that the
Linksys "diversity" settings operate.

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