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Operation: Cut the Cord
Posted under Miscellaneous on Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 2:30:05 PM
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with the exception of college football season, i stopped paying for cable tv a long time ago and don't miss it.  every month when my internet bill comes in and i see that i'm paying $50 for internet, plus $30 for a higher speed tier (which is still pretty slow), plus $3 to rent the modem it makes me sad.  that got me thinking about ways to totally stop giving the cable company any of my money and made me realize that i probably have line of sight from my roof to the roof at my office, or pretty close to it.

so, one $189 order from l-com later, i have a pair of yagi antennas and a dream in my head.

distance is about 3400 feet:

after a couple hours i have a lab consisting of a pair of wds bridges and two cisco switches passing traffic between the two wired lans.

wds even passes cdp and vtp/802.1q.  rock!

next up, i foresee some time spent on roofs with a compass and a pair of binoculars.