a freespot for a park

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Michael G, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Michael G

    Michael G Guest

    I have a DSL connection that I wish to share. I live right on the
    corner and across the street from a park. I am interested in
    configuring free internet access to those who would like it. I want to
    use the "free" aspect of it to rent local advertising space and to
    sell my services as a computer tech (hopefully to lots of potential
    wi-fi customers).

    I definately want to protect it from use by spammers and others who
    would misuse it.

    Right now, I can access half of the park using my laptop and BEFW11S4.
    If I add the WSB24 booster this should increase the range and quality
    of the signal. Am I way off base? Do I absolutely need an outdoor
    antenna? I don't want to spend a lot of money.

    What would I use to protect my network and the 'hoods DSL customers?
    I've been looking at the DNS Redirector
    http://www.jpelectron.com/discount/ as a possibility.

    Any suggestions as to the best way to go about this?


    Michael G.
    Michael G, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. Michael G

    Bob Guest

    I'm not going to get into the legalities of using your DSL connection this
    way. That's between you and your ISP.

    Before you go spending money on the WSB24 (which has mixed reviews), drop by
    http://www.freeantennas.com/ and check out the reflectors which you can
    build for pennies and hang on your router's antennas.

    This may be all that's necessary. If it "almost gets you there", Radio
    Shack sells a pair of 5.5 dB antennas for $30 or so. The stock antennas are
    2.2 dB.

    Bob, Sep 3, 2003
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