Free Downtown Dayton Internet service.
mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 21 22:04:48 UTC 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Steven, this is off-topic.
> I don't see anything on the box that would indicate that it has bridge
> capabilities. It is a D-Link High Speed 802.11G Wireless 108Mbps Router.
> D-Link AirPlusXtreme G networks can transfer data up to 15X faster than
> standard 802.11B networks through the enhancement of Atheros Super G
> technology. With its advanced firewall and security features, the DI-624
> enables users to securely share an Internet connection with wired or wireless
>> However, you need a router with wireless
>> bridge capabilities,
> Nothing I could see on the box talked about bridge capabilities.
> Mine is twice as fast as the one you showed.
>> I'm sure there are cheaper ones; that's just an example. The idea is that
>> the router connects to the downtown wireless network, and your computer
>> connects to the router by CAT-5/Ethernet cable.
> My guess is that the antenna is there so that other users in the house can
> connect to the internet, and is not used as a signal receiver. But that
> doesn't mean it can't, I suppose. As I recall, when I had it working for my
> laptop, I had 3 different signals that I could connect to. My laptop has the
> same kind of card as my router, 108Mbps.
>> I don't know if the model you have can act as a wireless bridge. Also
>> note that the free wireless will not necessarily be faster than DSL.
> I was wondering about that. They said all I had to have was the equipment to
> receive the signal and a wireless account and I could connect, but what is it
> about having a wireless account that allows you to connect to a universal
> out-source. The downtown service is provided by the city of Dayton, surely
> all the users don't have a wireless account with Cincinnati Bell.
> I am thinking that if I have the hardware, I should be able to connect to the
> signal from the city.
> My new computer has a Gigabit network internal. Will it receive the signal
> from the city? Do I need a PCI card with antenna to receive it? My
> connection is the slowest DSL service now, surely the wireless connection
> from the city would be that fast, don't you think?
> Do you know of a good tutorial for dummies about networking? Never mind, I
> will google that.
Why don't you call D-link support and ask them about the bridge
connection, I'm sure they will help you, I have called a few router
manufs. and they always help me, I've never talk to Dlink tho.
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