I have flashed DD-WRT to several Linksys & Netgear routers to enhance them. several are used a wireless repeaters in my home for various uses. I also have some with "AutoAp" application flashed along with DD-WRT which will seek any open router and connect to it. It is set to check for internet connection (it pings any URL you set, mine is set to Bing) and if it loses internet connection will try another router. you can also program in known router information (router name & pass key) to connect to them and if you are more black hat with a program like Backtrack.....
We have been camping where the Campground charges for Internet access & I have setup my Router w/ DD-WRT and picked up a open signal and repeated it for our RV connections. I use a high gain antenna that just connects to the Linksys router in place of the factory stock one. Have not done a boosted one like the article above has, That would be a great project though.
Now I need to study up on how to put the cord through the roof without leaks.
I would suggest NOT putting a hole in the roof... instead, run the cable through a small hole in the side of the RV.. up close to the ceiling...
The closer to the roof/ceiling you make the exit hole ... the less "Flapping in the wind" and excess wear on cable and outside paint of RV..
It's easier to patch a hole in a "wall" than in a "roof"..
a hole in the roof can develop a leak over time with the movement and flexing of the RV as it moves down the road..
I ran my antenna cables through an overhead cabinet and then drilled a small hole in the back wall from inside the cabinet so the cables would exit next to the roof ladder, where I mounted the antenna with clamps..
thus, no holes in roof and no cables/holes showing inside RV.....
Best wishes on whatever you decide..
Carson City, Nevada
fulltime since 1977
93 Ford 350 4wd Diesel
95 Prowler 30.5 ft 5th wheel w/slide
TWO CENTS WORTH
The story goes that a man died and was approached by the Devil who told him that he could buy his soul back for a dollar. The man searched his pockets and could only come up with 98 cent. While begging the Devil to forget the two cent he was short, an Angel happened by and hearing the Devil laughing, asked the man, "Would you mind if I put in my two cents ?" The Devil got so mad that he exploded in a puff of smoke and the man's soul was saved. The moral: Sometimes putting in your two cents worth makes a difference.
JOHN "the cook" 1997
Find your stink pipes (Hint they have hats on them) you remove one screw (generally) and you will see the pipe itself does not completly fill the hole in the roof.. Route the cable up beside the pipe. put the hat back on and the cable will form a drip loop. Only issue is this is a bit tight in the "Bend" department for the larger (IE: RG-58/59 cables but if you get one of the thin cables they can bend very tight w/o issue. Most of the Wi-Fi cables I've seen were very thin.
Since many folks use a flagpole mount (ladder type) and PVC mast for such antennas, alternate path is out the REAR of the coach (Through the true back wall) then down under the false back wall (rear cap) if it's a Motor home.. Or you can go down through the floor on a triler, caulking as you go.
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Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377