Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 4
150' may be too far for some range extenders, but they do make WiFi Bridges that go further - this is what I pan to use on my property to connect a remote building where I'll have a repeater up on a hill on my property.
From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:35 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Cc: David Luchak G-Mail <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 4
Firstly: That sounds like it just might be worth investigating ! I've been trying to figure OUT a way to get internet connectivity in MY detached shop bldg (completely metallic building located about 150 feet from my house) as well!!!
Your idea just might be THE solution to BOTH my problems/concerns! THANKS!!
Secondly: I managed to get the APRSIS32 software running properly again (HOORAAAYYYYYY!!), as of Monday 3-30-2020 @ 9 PM CDT, by changing the APRS I-Gate WIN XP PC's IP Address assignment to DHCP/dynamic, and hard-setting the desired IP Address within the AT&T DSL Router FOR the WIN XP PC, as a "Fixed-Private" permanent IP Address. The I-Gate seems to be running just fine now, but I'll have to wait and see whether it STAYS that way for the next couple of days or not.
Thanks for all the suggestions, folks! I sincerely appreciate it!
Dave in Texas :-)
Tuesday / 3-31-2020 / 8:30 AM CDT
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From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Don Woodward
You could get a WiFi Range extender which has a Ethernet jack - I use one of these in my shed and connect the Ethernet on the range extender to a Ethernet switch to feed several wired devices. You can connect that Ethernet port to your XP PC and avoid using WiFi on it.
APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
I JUST changed the dedicated WIN XP desktop PC back to DHCP IP Address assignment, and once a new IP Address was assigned, lo & behold, the APRSIS32 software acknowledged the connection and changed the message across the screen header from "APRS-IS Delayed" to "APRS-IS OK"....... for about 90 SECONDS, at which point the Wi-Fi connection started toggling between connected and disconnected for about 2 full minutes.
After the 2 minute "toggling" episode, the Wi-Fi connection finally stabilized, and for the past 5 minutes, the APRSIS32 software has been operating PROPERLY. Now I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts THIS time.
The WIN XP Network Connections screen says the Wi-Fi connection Signal Strength is "Excellent", with 5 out of 5 signal strength bars solid!
Thanks for any advice. I'm all ears for any outside help at the moment.
Monday / 3-30-2020 / 9:30 PM CDT
Dave in Texas
On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.
Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection?
On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote: