July 7th Meeting Wireless Networking, Routers, Adapters and DD-WRT

We had another good meeting with 8 members present and lots of discussion including extending our home wireless networks for video streaming to TV and Blue-Ray devices to watch online movies such as Netflix where hardwire network connections are not possible. Clint led off the presentation on "How He Did That" in configuring his home network, which consists of 4 routers with only two being used as Routers. The other two are being used as a Bridge and a pure AP using the DD-WRT firmware to extend his wired network into the garage where he has three wired "service" computers as well as extend his network, much of what would be done using a repeater bridge device but without the performance hit of a repeater. As part of the DD-WRT discussion, member Mike had brought a Buffalo WHR-G54S Router which Clint demonstrated how easily it is to flash a router with the DD-WRT firmware and then configured it as a Wireless Router so that Wireless AP was secured by WPA2 Personal where it was ready for Mike to take home and plug into his network to give his wife access for her laptop there. More meeting notes to come... Resources: Access Point Build http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Access_Point http://coderjournal.com/2009/01/creating-a-wireless-access-point-using-dd-wrt-refresh/ ============================================= DD-WRT Tutorial 3: Building a Wireless Bridge http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3639271 ============================================= DD-WRT Tutorial 5: Wireless Repeater http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3655041/DD-WRT-Tutorial-5-Wireless-Repeater.htm ============================================= Flashing WRT-54G with DD-WRT http://www.bytescanner.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5_CFE#h11 (V5,V6) ============================================= DD-WRT Router Database http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database ============================================= http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT350N http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D-Link_DIR-615_rev_C http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Buffalo ============================================= OpenWrite Website - Support for some routers not supported by DD-WRT https://openwrt.org/ http://kamikaze.openwrt.org/docs/openwrt.html ============================================= Tomato Firmware http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware) http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato ============================================= inSSIDer2 http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/ ============================================= Xirrus WiFi Inspector http://www.xirrus.com/library/downloads/xirruswifiinspectorguide1.2.0.pdf http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php ============================================= Wireless Standards http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/wireless80211/a/aa80211standard.htm ============================================= Wireless Modes http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Modes.html