[ubuntu-uk] Portable wireless network.?

Gordon Houston gordon.houston at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 02:58:28 UTC 2012

Hi Graham

Hope I can answer a couple of your questions, or at least give you a few

On the portable router front I use a d-link DAP-1350 it's very easy to set
up under ubuntu (or anything else for that matter) and has numerous options
for sharing access, securing networks etc - cost around £50.

http://www.dlink.com/DAP-1350 <%20http://www.dlink.com/DAP-1350>

If you want to reduce costs further, you can actually just share the
wireless that's built  into your laptop. I apologise my current location
means I am using a desperately slow connection so can't dig out the exact
document, but this should give you somewhere to start.


As for a cheap "NAS" solution - if it is to be used in the setup you
describe below you could just share either a folder on the server across
the network, or if you needed more storage you can do the same with a USB
drive using the same method, so at most that would cost the price of a new


Goes through a few options for you. There is samba as which is useful if
the other people in the room are running window.

Anyway – hope that will gets you started.

On 26 January 2012 20:26, Graham Smith <myotistwo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not actually sure what I should be asking here, but I would like to be
> able to set up a laptop as a server running questionnaires (created with
> StatPac) that need a cgi-bin folder to run a perl script.
> I would then like to allow people to access the questionnaire from their
> laptops via a wireless connection to the laptop/server. Everyone would be
> in the same room.
> I see there are things called portable wireless routers, is this as simple
> as installing a Ubuntu server version on the laptop, and plugging in the
> router. Then letting the users find the wireless connection.
> Can anyone advise on what sort of problems I might have, and suggest a low
> cost wireless router that might suit. I also see their are wireless NASs
> and wondered if that might provide an alternative approach.
> I will obviously need to read up a bit (a lot) about setting up a network,
> but I would appreciate any comments that will highlight any key issues I
> would need to consider.
> Many thanks,
> Graham
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