[lug] DLink Wireless AP

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Fri Feb 23 12:47:13 MST 2001

The range is always a problem - especially with your fish tank, and I am not
kidding.  The 2.4 GHz band is exactly the frequency where water molecules
resonate.  So this signal won't travel very deep into a fish tank or into a
human body ... And since water is just about everywhere in our environment
the range of this frequency spectrum is not very good.
On the bright side I would expect a much lower biological impact from this
than from other frequency bands.

Real experience:
I had trouble covering our house with the AP-1000 as well.  And our house is

So I am curious to hear how it compares to your old AP.


Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> Well, we just got the DLink AP, and I just plugged it in and it started
> working.  No problems at all, except that I had to eject and re-insert my
> card.  I've got the network set up for DHCP, and it picks it up and uses
> the 10.* addresses with no problems.
> The documentation and packaging are much superior to the Addtron, and the
> pricing is very similar.  The only advantage to the Addtron is that
> it uses a BNC-connection for the antenna, so one could, in theory, put
> a different/better antenna on it.  The unfortunate thing is that it seems
> like it needs it -- the Addtron will barely go from our upstairs computer
> room to the other end of our main level...  I'll have to see if the DLink
> is any better.
> Sean
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