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Vchat20
Landing is the REAL challenge
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join:2003-09-16
Columbus, OH
reply to mwolfson

Re: Router that works with cable and Verizon MiFi

Or a cheaper but mildly round-a-bout option: Get a router that is DD-WRT/Tomato/OpenWRT capable and run it in 'Client Repater' mode. Basically the router runs as a client to the Mifi's wireless and repeats it out on separate SSID/security with all routing functions intact.

Did this not too long ago in an emergency and it worked sufficiently for my needs as a backup. Didn't really notice a speed drop at all.
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I swear, some people should have pace-makers installed to free up the resources. Breathing and heart beat taxes their whole system, all of their brain cells wasted on life support.-two bit brains, and the second bit is wasted on parity! ~head_spaz

tomdlgns
Premium
join:2003-03-21
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
said by Vchat20:

Or a cheaper but mildly round-a-bout option: Get a router that is DD-WRT/Tomato/OpenWRT capable and run it in 'Client Repater' mode. Basically the router runs as a client to the Mifi's wireless and repeats it out on separate SSID/security with all routing functions intact.

Did this not too long ago in an emergency and it worked sufficiently for my needs as a backup. Didn't really notice a speed drop at all.

not saying this is a bad idea, but is that an automated process?

my redundant connection doesn't require me to configure/unplug anything.

don't take it the wrong way, just a simple question.


Vchat20
Landing is the REAL challenge
Premium
join:2003-09-16
Columbus, OH
said by tomdlgns:

said by Vchat20:

Or a cheaper but mildly round-a-bout option: Get a router that is DD-WRT/Tomato/OpenWRT capable and run it in 'Client Repater' mode. Basically the router runs as a client to the Mifi's wireless and repeats it out on separate SSID/security with all routing functions intact.

Did this not too long ago in an emergency and it worked sufficiently for my needs as a backup. Didn't really notice a speed drop at all.

not saying this is a bad idea, but is that an automated process?

my redundant connection doesn't require me to configure/unplug anything.

don't take it the wrong way, just a simple question.

Not directly, although at least with OpenWRT and Tomato it is entirely possible to write up a script to manage the functionality.

It depends on how much money you are willing to pay to get that functionality. With the above solution it is only the cost of your average SOHO router. Buying a router with this ability built in I imagine is going to pump that cost up tenfold.
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I swear, some people should have pace-makers installed to free up the resources. Breathing and heart beat taxes their whole system, all of their brain cells wasted on life support.-two bit brains, and the second bit is wasted on parity! ~head_spaz

tomdlgns
Premium
join:2003-03-21
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
'It depends on how much money you are willing to pay to get that functionality.'

good point. you get what you pay for.

i am not good at scripting (yes, there is a good chance i could find someone online who has already created the script) and if i needed redundant internet there would probably be a monetary reason for it (business). in that case, i wouldn't mind paying a little more to get something that is already built/designed.