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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Sep 2021

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    Actually, not sure I fully understand. That product seems to be an access point, which are usually used, err, 'upstream' of the bit before the internetz fly through the air. Is there something special about this one that means it could be used basically as a big WiFi adapter? Or is it just a case of sticking a usb Ethernet adapter between the WAP and the computer, and would that work with pretty much any access point?

    Another edit: I know some unifi APs can do wireless uplink, and the uplink APs are unifi, but I don't have access to configure them, so the 'downlink' AP will have to just act as a dumb wi-fi adapter.

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    Thanks, made a sneaky edit because I didn't know if my post was clear but you got it. I'm looking for the path of least resistance so might just order an internal antenna first and see if that does the job.

    Edit: oh PoE, that could be a pretty neat solution actually.

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    SMA to USB adapters, are they universal? As in could I just hook something like the below up to any old antenna? I've found an external antenna that I want to try connecting to a distant wifi network (one I have legit access to, nothing dodge), and it has an SMA plug. Also are they easy enough to solder? The antenna will live on the outside of a wall so I'd like to only have to drill for the cable if possible.

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    Yeah will try with an 8mm pilot. I wondered about water, neither the listing or the reviews mention it but probably can't hurt. I think I'll need to drill them on the floor which means getting the brackets plumb and in the right spot will be tricky but they do have a little adjustment.

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    I have an SDS and apparently it has a clutch, so might try that core drill to start with, cheaper that buying a load of big SDS bits and hopefully the lack of hammer action means less chance of cracking. If it fails it's not too much money wasted.

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    What do we reckon my chances are of drilling these stones for these brackets? They're the capping stones for my garden wall which should be getting placed this weekend. Plan was to drill for the brackets once they're on and mount a small trellis/ fence on top of the wall but I may well have underestimated the task.

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    No necessarily public, quite often private residential buildings or colleges. The latter is probably a minefield with the potential involvement of minors.

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