Custom router build

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Custom router build

Post by KyleMich » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:53 pm

Okay so I am looking to make a network available in my neighbour hood, and I need to make a custom router.

What I am looking for is one master (Wireless card) and another that will be apart of the mesh network (the mesh network links them together)

Now I cant just repeat the signal because everyone in the neighbourhood wants their own network for their house. So essentially there will be a mesh network (connecting routers together) and a master (making a local connection). I hope this makes sense. Please help me out with this. I am looking for some wireless cards and a compatable motherboard.
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Re: Custom router build

Post by KyleMich » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:16 pm

It can repeat the signal, thats kind of the idea, but it also needs to make another local connection. I hope I am making sense.
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Re: Custom router build

Post by thechief » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm

Why not run a number of consumer routers that support WDS ?
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Re: Custom router build

Post by duke » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:49 pm

:mrgreen: so basically you want a router with 2 separate radio operating at same time

there are specifically some routers which are for mesh networking

but they cost a lot
why?
1. they are rugged and meant for outdoors /have high power radios
2. high gain antenna meant for outdoors harsh environ.


question we want to ask you is what ?

do you not know about the consumer mesh radios(ap) available ?
do you want recommentation for consumer mesh AP's ?
do you want a cheaper alternative (running linux (based) firmware and modifying (both software wise and hardware wise) retail routers ) ?
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Re: Custom router build

Post by KyleMich » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:06 pm

thechief wrote:Why not run a number of consumer routers that support WDS ?
The issue with just using standard routers with WDS support for one would be the range. Not everyone is going to be a part of this so there will be quite the gap in between people. Also having everyone on one network with no one really behind their own NAT is a large security risk as everyone is completely exposed to each other.
duke wrote::mrgreen: so basically you want a router with 2 separate radio operating at same time

there are specifically some routers which are for mesh networking

but they cost a lot
why?
1. they are rugged and meant for outdoors /have high power radios
2. high gain antenna meant for outdoors harsh environ.


question we want to ask you is what ?

do you not know about the consumer mesh radios(ap) available ?
do you want recommentation for consumer mesh AP's ?
do you want a cheaper alternative (running linux (based) firmware and modifying (both software wise and hardware wise) retail routers ) ?
:mrgreen:

I was not aware of the consumer mesh radios that are available. I would like a recomendation please, and the cheaper alternative is prefered. I was thinking of making a custom router, we were planning on installing a linux distro, and we kind of got lost before we even started, Because we need the two radios operating at the same time. One for the mesh network and one for the LAN. We would bridge them together. (we couldnt find the right wireless cards or supporting motherboards.) The idea of this is everyone would be able to have their own network (Even though it is linked to one main network through the mesh)
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Re: Custom router build

Post by duke » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:58 pm

http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/mesh-routers/
http://www.advantech.com/products/Wi-Fi ... ad002.aspx
https://www.open-mesh.com/index.php/pro ... oints.html

cheaper
http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?Sea ... 0&manual=y

https://dx.com/s/outdoor+wifi+ap
supporting ddwrt
https://dx.com/s/wrt [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... lGxUTlj9mM[1-25-false]]

and my fav {recommended}
ubiquity
http://www.ubnt.com/

and of course everyone's fav [low total cost of ownership /high upfront cost]
http://routerboard.com/ and microtik products
thechief wrote:
Why not run a number of consumer routers that support WDS ?
i think wds halves the bandwith each time you repeat or something

and
abgn
a= long range low bandwith (pro: you need less hardware AP to rebroadcast but better if range of sight)
n= high power dissipated runs hot (pro: mimo and better multipath and error resilience so better in RF crowded /concrete areas)
rest everything in between :shakehead:
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Custom router build

Post by Warnerlialf » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:46 am

I thought a true dual band router was 2 routers networks in 1, Are you saying traffic on 1 frequency can affect the other frequency?

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Re: Custom router build

Post by tripathiankush » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am

Can anyone tell me configuration of router.in which LAN connection this device used?

Thank you :waves:
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