I have a wireless network between two buildings that seems to work fine but when I ping across the networks I see an average of about 10% dropped packets (over several days or however long the ping in Windows keeps track). If I ping a machine on the local lan or even google, I get 0% loss over the same time period.
The wireless "bridge" (as I like to call it) is two WAP54GP devices that connect to antennas that are on the roof. MAIN (which is wired to the router that goes to the internet) has a omnidirectional antenna (so that potentially other buildings can connect) and WS (about 500 or so feet away) has a directional antenna that is directed at MAIN.
The AP Mode of MAIN is set as an Access Point that "Allow wireless signal to be repeated by a repeater." And the setting for that is the wireless mac of WS.
The AP Mode of WS is "Wireless Repeater" and is set to the mac of MAIN. I tried turning off the repeater mode and setting up WS as a wireless bridge but that didn't work.
Here are the setting on both routers:
- Mixed mode B/G
- Security Mode: PSK (not sure what that is actually . . I thought options were WAP or WPA)
- Encryption: TKIP
- Channel 11 (which is an uncrowded channel according to Wifi Analyzer the Android app)
- Wireless Isolation: off
- CTS Mode: AUTO
- Beacon: 100
- DTMI: 1
- RTS: 2347
- Fragmentation: 2346