[nSLUG] Re: WIFI dongle for linux?
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Jul 12 17:43:11 ADT 2017
Ron Dewar <epiman46 at gmail.com> wrote:
> connectors and crimping tool can be purchased at RAE electronics in
Oh, well, good. I managed to find it once before; I can do it again. :-)
> Home Depot may have similar, but you might have to buy a box of
No Home Depot in Bridgewater but easier to get to from here than
Burnside. And I don't have any connectors anyhow.
> Do the job right, and terminate in a junction box, with a female
> socket (also from Home Depot).
I have some female wall sockets, just omitted to say so to minimize
details in a possibly ignorant question.
> I've never had a problem with home-crimped cat5. Of course, I have
> had to re-do ones that I don't get right the first time, which is a
> little annoying. But the connectors (male plugs) are pretty cheap
> at RAE, and the female connectors can be re-wired if you get them
All good. I actually have the cable in place, partly in the weeds and
partly inside buried 4" plastic pipe where it might get trodden on.
Have put off snaking the home- and studio-ends because I didn't know
how to terminate them.
I could in theory do wifi 100' from studio to house. It *does* work
but intervening foliage and large amounts of cast iron and steel gear
around the forge make it very intermittent and flaky.
Thanks for the pointers,
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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