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Jun 24 / Greg

Getting The Network Up NOW…Where’s My Duct Tape?

I’ve got a construction site that that has an omni AP running hotspot and they needed some gear “up” in the MDF ASAP. My wifi had good connectivity in the building until they put up a thousand steel studs and the accompanying materials. I have a wawa(my name for generic Chinese equipment) multi-client bridge hooked to a rootenna that in turn connects to an RB750. The 750 creates an IPSec tunnel back home to get my temporary access up and functioning…and zip ties hold the whole thing together 🙂 This is far from the ugliest thing I’ve ever done, but still not the prettiest.

I get good signal strength even through construction workers 😛

BTW, thanks in a big way to Ricky for hooking me up with the antenna in my time of need 🙂


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  1. Tim / Jun 24 2010

    Good, Effective, Functional design, duct tape leaves sticky residue. If it works, leave it alone.. 🙂 🙂


  2. Greg / Jun 24 2010

    If it works, and no one can see it, leave it alone. A saying I’ve heard, and now use, is “A temporary fix is the most permanent solution.” -SD

  3. J.J. / Jun 24 2010

    looks like you pulled that straight out of the back of my install van… lol Looks great!

  4. Greg / Jun 25 2010

    HA…does not surprise me in the least!

  5. alexo / Jun 26 2010

    Good grief man! frankenstein couldn’t have done better…. please don’t tell me your gonna leave it like that.

  6. Greg / Jun 26 2010

    It’ll only be like that for a couple more weeks…hehe 🙂

  7. Iam8up / Jun 26 2010

    Might want to look into Ubiquiti. The Engenius equipment has given me a lot of hell in the past.

  8. Greg / Jun 26 2010

    This is what I had on hand…it happens 🙂 This is actually a no name AP, but it gets the job done in a pinch.

  9. Tim Payne / Jun 27 2010

    Why drive a Ferrari when a Toyota will do.. and a lot cheaper.. 🙂 🙂

  10. Greg / Jun 27 2010

    Cause chicks don’t dig a pinto?

  11. JJ / Jun 27 2010

    so where does the white wire goto?

  12. Greg / Jun 27 2010

    Somewhere…hehehe 😛

  13. steve / Jul 4 2010

    RICKY? What about the guy that paid for it….

  14. Greg / Jul 4 2010

    Yeah yeah…you are alright too…hehehe. Somewhere just between chopped liver and prunes. I’m glad to see you are still alive. I need to have a chat with you later kiddo. I’ll try and give you a call later.

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