Wireless Distance Hopes

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Eliot, Nov 15, 2005.

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  1. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    My brother and I live about 80-100 feet apart. Is it possible for a wireless router to get a signal worth having over there. We are not looking for much over 6Mb that the ISP provides. We are in two seperate buildings, although we both have a window right near our 'puters. The windows are not far from facing one another either. Again, I could care less about full speed, just plenty for some gamging and off site storage.

    Can I please get some responses with people that have tried ideas near to this?
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    My router is about 120 feet from two other comps and they both receive an 92%signal with 90% quality so you shouldn't have any problems;) of course this also depends on the brand of router you use also my experience is with Linksys
     
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  3. Eliot

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    bigc.....YOU ARE THE KING FOR THE DAY BUDDY. I need just a tad more help from you since you teased me(lol, pokin fun ;) ) so.........What Linksys model do you have? What card brand (wireless) for a desktop? Is there a "booster" type device for the other side to help the signal(ie, 2nd base, etc)? I am going to run me a long wire to the router from my pc and place the router on a windows shelf about 6 ft in the air. From the router window, the destination pc is directly west about 80 feet, then back about 6 paces. There is no direct line between the two windows. Also, there is a gas station between our apartments. Lots of cars pass by every day(200-300 min.). I want to be able to have this work so badly since its my brother and we love to compete on LAN games.

    If there is a way to find out if the range will work without wasting a wireless NIC, can someone please tell me? I am 99% sure on the wireless part, just not anytime soon, unless this little shot in the dark can work. :D
     
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    I am running a Linksys wireless-B 2.4 gig Befw11s4 and the wireless cards are Linksys WMP11
    the advertised distance is with an unubstructed line 300 feet. I have had mine as far as 180 feet with an 88% signal 80% quality. I am going theough four walls right now, at 120 feet there is almost no signal degradation at all through four walls.

    http://www.dipol.com.pl/pict/n2631+.jpg

    http://www.fortune3.com/~comp67684/91335440.jpg
     
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  5. StevieO

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    Further to the good advice that bigc73542 gave you, i might also think about fitting a High Gain Directional Antenna for Wireless Networks to both of them.


    StevieO
     
  6. Eliot

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    I'll check around and see if I can find one of those. Thanks again.
     
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