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65593Re: [ccd-newastro] Re: New images from a new observatory

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  • Don
    Jul 2 9:51 AM
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      Bob,

      I use the N standard LinkSys at my residence in Florida and it does seem to
      be more reliable than the "DSL provided" WiFi modem/router. I ran the
      Ethernet cable to my house (Texas location) when I built when I built the
      observatory but just hadn't "fished" the wire into my computer room. I just
      completed the hookup yesterday and tested it last night. It seems to be
      working very well now. I feel that a "wired" connection is faster and more
      reliable than the WiFi connection.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and for your suggestion.

      Best,

      Don W.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Robert Gillette" <tekic545@...>
      To: <ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:24 AM
      Subject: [ccd-newastro] Re: New images from a new observatory


      > Don,
      >
      > Have you tried the new N-standard WiFi? I use a LinkSys N-standard router
      > at my house, and it provides a reliable signal at my cabin and observatory
      > 450 feet out in a field. I did have to put the receiver device -- it
      > looks like a large thumb drive -- outside, on a USB extender cable (and
      > protected from weather inside a plastic bag), but this set-up has worked
      > reliably now for about eight months, even through heavy maple foliage
      > between house and field.
      >
      > Rgds,
      >
      > Bob Gillette
      >
      >
      > --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "Don" <don@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Mike,
      >>
      >> I also ran the Ethernet cable from the observatory to the house in pvc
      >> electrical conduit. I think the direct connection will solve my
      >> connection
      >> and speed problems. I will look for a surge protection solution to help
      >> protect the system. I don't know if it will protect against a direct
      >> lightening strike! <g>
      >>
      >> Don
      >>
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "Mike Dodd" <mike@...>
      >> To: <ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 11:36 AM
      >> Subject: [ccd-newastro] Re: New images from a new observatory
      >>
      >>
      >> > Don wrote:
      >> >> I'm trying to get a reliable Internet connection in my observatory
      >> >> even
      >> >> as
      >> >> we speak. WiFi connection was too slow and intermittent. The
      >> >> observatory
      >> >> is about a hundred and twenty-five feet from my WiFi router. I'm
      >> >> working
      >> >> on
      >> >> direct Ethernet wiring now.
      >> >
      >> > That's what I found, and a direct 100 Mbps Ethernet connection is what
      >> > I use. The cable is buried in plastic conduit about a foot underground.
      >> > Before I buried it, a nearby lightning strike induced voltage that
      >> > zapped several ports in an Ethernet switch inside the house, plus the
      >> > Ethernet port in the observatory computer. IMO, buried cable is the
      >> > best
      >> > way to go.
      >> >
      >> > Mike
      >> > -----
      >> >
      >> > Mike Dodd
      >> > Montpelier, VA USA
      >> > http://astronomy.mdodd.com
      >> >
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