placement of 3 cards on a PC box

Brad Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Tue Apr 20 14:51:54 EDT 2004


On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 10:59, Mustafa C. Kuscu wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
>       I would like to have 3 802.11b cards on my hostap box. I don't
>    know about the interference issues with the 802.11b PCMCIA cards
>    with internal antennae, especially if the cards are placed very
>    close to each other. For instance, consider the figure below where
>    an empty slot separates each neighbor. Would the interference be
>    so bad, because of the small separation between the cards (and their
>    orientations with respect to each other), even if the cards operate on
>    channels 1,6,11? What other physical configurations do you recommend?

i think you should use 3 external antennae for such a setup 
(or at least 2...) but have never tried it.

brad




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