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+A holiday project for me (Eric Orton) at the moment.  I hope to have my node operating 24/7 by the end of January 2003 (Update: missed that dealine, I'll settle for sometime in the next few months :-). 
+My main aim is just to access my house network (running a variety of *BSD machines) from the park across the road from my house (Curtain Square).  But if I can establish a link to anyone else around me that would be great. 
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+EQUIPMENT: 
+ *ISA SCM Swapbox PCMCIA adaptor.  Can hold two pc-cards which is nice. 
+ *Enterasys card w/ pigtail.. 
+ *D-Link 900AP 
+I was originally going to stick the PCMCIA adaptor into my server machine with an enterasys card to act as a AP, and then get some more enterasys cards for the client machines on my network, but I've ended up purchasing a 900AP from Vaskos, so the PCMCIA adaptor is probably surplus at teh moment... 
+Currently I've got good signal throughout my house (double storey Vic terrace), and in the park across the road just using the supplied antenna. 
+All I need to do now is to get my server properly configured to only allow wireless access to my internet connection when connected over a VPN, while still allowing free connection to my other services (mainly just a Quake server ATM).  Oh, and probably look at installing an antenna if I want to get a connection to any other Melbourne Wireless members. 
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+On another note I've recently had Alphalink Wireless installed in my house, after the tech's installed the 8db Omni on my roof and ran the LMR400 into my lounge I plugged my laptop with Enterasys card into it for a while while I waited for the Software techs to come out.  Couldn't see any Melbourne Wireless members at the time though... 
+UPDATE:  Alphalink recently replaced the gigafast usb adaptor (and antenna and everything) with a custom Atmel based ap which they've installed on the roof with a POE setup.  Runs very well with my FreeBSD 5.0 based server.  I just wished they could have left the 8dB omni and LMR400 installed for me to use, oh well... :-) 
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