[Dxspider-support] Node Disconnects

Bob Nielsen n7xy at clearwire.net
Tue Oct 28 17:09:57 GMT 2008

On Oct 28, 2008, at 9:45 AM, Ed wrote:

> Radioman wrote:
>> When I used wireless I did have trouble, how I found It was I  
>> setup a DOS
>> window to ping Google every 10 seconds with a 500 bite data  
>> packet, after a
>> few minutes I found the wireless unit missing packets, also make  
>> sure that
>> the XP firewall is off in the services, I had loads of trouble  
>> with XP, then
>> I switched to windows 2K server and 2K3 server with no issues, but  
>> I did get
>> rid of the wireless connection on the cluster
>> Tony
>> NN1D
> This is a Linux node, good point on missing packets.
> I'm not sure if this is a problem that will correct itself or its  
> going to take a wired connection and hopefully not a clean install.

I ran my node wireless for a while without any issues like that, but  
did notice some issues newtorking the Directv receiver in the  
bedroom.  It turned out to be a pretty poor path going through a  
couple of exterior walls which have foil-backed insulation.  I  
replaced the wireless with HomePlug powerline ethernet (which is ham- 
friendly) and that works a lot better.  I also now use that for the  
connection to my node.  About a year ago I switched from DSL to  
Clearwire Wi-Max for my internet connection and had to locate the  
modem where it looks through a window instead of the wall itself.

Bob, N7XY

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