[lug] New to BLUG router question
Michael J. Hammel
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Fri Nov 3 08:33:08 MDT 2017
I just moved back up to the Boulder area and am living in a hotel till
we close on our house. I needed to use my laptop as a router for our
Roku/Apple TV so tried an Netgear AC that uses an Archer chip (I think
that's the chip name). I found that kernel support is lacking and the
driver code I found from the chip vendor didn't build on my Fedora 26
I ended up digging out a WRT54GL I had packed and using that as a wired
connection to the laptop, so now the Roku/Apple TV go through the
WRT54GL wireless, over to the laptop wired, and out the laptop wifi to
the hotel wifi.
So is the AC stuff well supported in the kernel now?
On Thu, 2017-11-02 at 21:45 -0500, David Leonard wrote:
> Welcome to Boulder! I know you will have a great time at the Meetup!
> Im in Dallas now but I loved going when I was there.
> As for your question, Channel 14 is not licensed by the FCC for use
> in the US. You can actually only use 14 in Japan. Also your microwave
> will badly interfere with 14. Even though that Netgear is definitely
> a leg up over the draft-N airlink, you're not going to see terribly
> better performance unless you jump to AC. I would recommend whatever
> the current version of the TPLink Archer C7 is. I used that when I
> was just getting started with my Nextlight Fiber.
> Congestion is going to be a problem anywhere now. I just recommend
> going with the least congested and using the 5ghz band, which won't
> travel as far but has a ton less congestion.
> On Nov 2, 2017 7:27 PM, "Lee Cole" <lee at bicyclingpenguin.org> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I am new to Colorado. Been in Southern California all my life till
> > October 30 this year. My wife's work has us now in Longmont. More
> > on that later. I was with 2 Linux Users Groups, SCLUG, VCLUG and
> > volunteered at SCaLE for about 7 years. Found BLUG and am looking
> > forward to the next meeting. Missed last month. Been using Linux as
> > my primary OS from 2003.
> > I have a question on my router's signal strength. Using WiFi
> > Analyzer on my Android phone it says channel 14 is excellent. My
> > current channel is 6 which does not do well. Is there any reason
> > why 14 would be so good beyond the fact that no one else in my
> > local neighborhood is using it on their routers? Is there any
> > reason why channel 14 should not be used? Or?
> > Seems there are 15 +/- devices / routers in range.
> > My current router is a dual band Airlink AR670W N Router which is
> > the only one I could find in my storage room. Just ordered a
> > Netgear N900 Dual Band Gigabit Router to go with my NexLight fiber
> > connection.
> > I am planning to attend the next meeting.
> > Thank you,
> > Lee Cole
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