Name: Chris Arnesen
Email: chris [at] darkstarpro [dot] com
My current plans are to use a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and install DD-WRT on it. I would like to replace the antenna with an outdoor omnidirectional anntena like this 9dBi model. I'll mount the WHR router in a weatherproof enclosure onto the mast that the antenna. I'll use D-Link DWL-P200 units to provide Power over Ethernet.
One of the reasons why I'm looking at the WHR-HP-G54 is so that I could easily create a mesh network to expand the coverage. If you live near SW Brookwood Ave. & SE Cedar St. and are interested in hosting a repeater, please send me an email.
I would like to put together a project that would be a deployable WiFi system. The basic setup would include the same as my home node, however I would like to put together a partnership with Clear to provide the Internet backhaul. In addition I would have 3 or 4 more WHR-HP-G54 routers that would be deployed as repeaters throughout an area.
My plan was to try to have something together for the Washington County Fair (July 29th through August 1st), however I'm not sure if there is currently enough time. I'll be contacting the fairgrounds to see if they would be interested.