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ikarus1
Premium
join:2002-10-23
Urbanna, VA
reply to boomerbubba

Re: These Ducks Quack !!!

There have been quite a few people reporting in and sending pictures. Since this thread seems dedicated to that:

»osiris.urbanna.net/antenna_desig···/gallery

Here are some pics (some already seen here, some not yet seen).

Thanks again Texas.

-m-
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DemiWebMan

join:2003-01-31
Aliso Viejo, CA

I've got a question about the "Diversity" antenna configuration on my Linksys WAP11. I currently have each of my antennas pointed at different areas. One points to the left of the unit on the same floor and the other one points straight down to the floor below. I just can't position my Access Point in the optimum position and sell it to my wife, so I'm pretty stuck with where it is now.

My question is, am I going to have a problem once I buy another PC Card and have 2 laptops going at the same time but each of them operating in the separate areas?

I've read that the Access Point will switch between antennas for the best performing one. But, how often does it switch between the two? Anybody know?

I don't yet have 2 PC Cards to test this out but will be getting another one very soon. Thanks!



ikarus1
Premium
join:2002-10-23
Urbanna, VA

said by DemiWebMan:
I've got a question about the "Diversity" antenna configuration on my Linksys WAP11. I currently have each of my antennas pointed at different areas. One points to the left of the unit on the same floor and the other one points straight down to the floor below. I just can't position my Access Point in the optimum position and sell it to my wife, so I'm pretty stuck with where it is now.

My question is, am I going to have a problem once I buy another PC Card and have 2 laptops going at the same time but each of them operating in the separate areas?

I've read that the Access Point will switch between antennas for the best performing one. But, how often does it switch between the two? Anybody know?

I don't yet have 2 PC Cards to test this out but will be getting another one very soon. Thanks!
Browse to your WAP's IP address and try for the weca.htm or maybe it is html page.

Select use best antenna. It will sense where it hears the client best and use that antenna to talk to that client. I don't know how fast it switches, fast enough I reckon.

Now if you are trying to cover one area, not splitting up the antenna work like you are doing, it's best to stick with the factory defaults, which I believe is diversity.

I am sure there are others here who know more about that than I do.

-m-
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[text was edited by author 2003-02-05 19:39:55]

DemiWebMan

join:2003-01-31
Aliso Viejo, CA
reply to DemiWebMan

Well I got a second PC Card for my other laptop and after testing both out at the same time, in different areas of coverage--they both work fine!

I experimented with every conceivable scenario I could think of, real world ways I'd be using both laptops. No matter which one I fired up first, no matter which area I started in first, both laptops received good signal regardless of which antenna was pointed at them.

Wish I could offer some cold hard facts, as in db's, but all I can offer you is that it's working well.