Free Downtown Dayton Internet service.

Jim mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 21 22:04:48 GMT 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.  
> AirPlusXtremeG
>
> 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 
> computers.
>   
>> However, you need a router with wireless 
>> bridge capabilities, 
>>     
>
> Nothing I could see on the box talked about bridge capabilities.
>
>   
>> like 
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180035&nm_mc=OTC-F
>> roogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Network+-+Wireless+AP/Bridge-_-Encore-_-33180035
>>     
>
> 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.
>
> Steven
>
>   
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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