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Creating a Wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chezael, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. chezael

    chezael Thread Starter

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    Hello, I'm new to these forums. Me and my friends have in mind a small project that we wish to bring to terms but we're having a bit of trouble with it. We hope some of you can give us advice and help on the matter.

    What we want to do:

    Being game enthusiasts, we want to create a wireless network so that we can play lan games from the comfort of our home. Our ISPs have placed caps on some of our internet connections preventing us from downloading/uploading too much and hence, we would like to set up this wireless network to make it work.

    Problem:

    Well, we originally thought about setting up a wifi router but the problem with it is that we all live at a 300m radius from where the router could be placed. Wifi wouldn't allow us to get past 100m outdoors or so we've been led to believe.

    We lack the information on how to boost the range or an alternative for a wireless network.

    Solution:

    well, we were hoping you could help us out on this one.
     
  2. neil21stirling

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    theres a few things you could try,
    1st thing i would have really done though would have been to buy a long range signal router that gave roughly 500m range of wi-fi signal.

    However you could still do this OR

    for starters make sure you have your router in a decent position in the house with minimal interfierance. e.g. out of the way of cordless phones, brick or plaster walls, and definately micorwaves.
    This will let your signal go a little further

    You should be able to buy replacement antenna's for your router depending on the type of router it is, in order to boost your range. Replacements can be quite easy to find, especially online and extremely easy to replace

    Alternitively you could add a bi-directional signal amplifier. otherwise known as a two way signal booster, attaches to router where antenna normally attaches.

    Last but not least you could get yourselves a wi-fi repeater. Generally its a strategically placed range expander. Place it within range of original router and it expands the range sending data from that little bit further out back and forth from the router.
     
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