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Discussion in 'Networking' started by cander, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. cander

    cander Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2012
    I was a full time RVer and have Verizon DSL set up and working at my trailer, I built a new house and had Verizon install TV, internet and phone so I now have DSL at both places. The new place is around 100 ft. from the trailer. I installed a surveillance camera and DVD set up at the trailer and would like to use just the DSL at the new place and drop the old DSL. Will a repeater bridge work to be able to see my cameras and use my wireless laptop at the trailer? Also do you have any suggestions as to an inexpensive bridge easy to set up and use.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    100ft maybe alright for wireless but that depends on what may be in between - do you have wireless at the house on DSL now, i assume you do not have wireless at the house now
    if you do
    then you should try and see what the signal is like now
    use xirrus to see what the strength is like

    then there are a number of things you could try
    a booster / high gain aerial

    and bridge / repeater
    quite a few devices available

    if you post the xirrus signal and then see how much signal you have

    often the ISP T&Cs will only allow one premise to be supplied and so you may not be able to do what you are doing as this maybe considered two premises

    - are both properties on one plot of land ?

    Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
    Download and install

    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

    Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

    {If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

    Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

    If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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