Wireless Information and Discussion (pending FAQ)

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Stanza, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. AMD2400

    AMD2400 Member

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    Got the N1 router today, and at the moment its running heaps good.

    everything was a breeze to setup. They put stickers on everything, so it was pretty much idiot proof. setting up security and getting to run piggyback on the ZyXEL router was done by itself.

    Lets see how long it will last tho.

    AMD2400.
     
  2. buism

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    Hi All,

    I have a wireless connection at home, but it doesn't seem to reach downstairs. I've looked into wireless access points, but it just confuses me.

    Are they easy to set up, and what kind of gear would I require? (I already have a wireless router at home)

    Once I purchase the gear and it is set up, does it need to be permanently connected to a computer or can it sit by itself and just boost the signal from upstairs?

    Is it easy to setup, I've looked a bit into bridging and that's where I got all confused.

    Finally, what gear would you recommend, and pleased keep it under $200

    Thanks for your help!

    Joe
     
  3. KrisT

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    Hey gang, got a quick question for ya and i didnt think this deserved a thread of its own

    I notice on my mini-pci network card that there is two antenna ports. And the antenna that runs around my monitor in my laptop also has 2 connections, one primary and one secondary.

    Are BOTH of these connections necessary for the built in antenna to work effectively?

    The reason i ask this is i want to mod a socket to the side of my laptop so i can plug an external antenna into it, via an extension cord from the secondary socket on the wifi card to an external socket on the casing of my laptop.

    This should work right?
     
  4. Ace Rimmer

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    No, they mostly work on a lets use which ever antenna is providing the best signal type arrangement.
     
  5. VippiN

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    Another 'stupid questions that don't deserve it's own thread.. yet' post.

    Now that i've got a PS3 I want to do some networking and really CBF with ethernet. So I need a wireless router.

    What's the nastiest, cheapest non-ebay job out there, at least two port? Now from memory if you buy a four port wireless router they come with one usb dongle - Do you buy more seperately?

    Setting it up.. I imagine it'd be a matter of

    DSL into router, USB dongle's into devices (PC, PS3) and should auto detect?

    Now what if I also wanted to network my PC to PS3? Would I need another router? Sheesh I hate home networking.
     
  6. Andres

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    Not very qualified to answer this question other than this is basically what my home network consists of:

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    Modem -> Wireless Router - (wirelessly to) - - > PS3 (wireless ready)
                                        - (wirelessly to) - - > PC1 (USB dongle or PCIcard)
                                        - (wirelessly to) - - > Laptop x3 (wireless ready)
                                        ---(cat5 to) -------> PC2 /HTPC (onboard LAN)  
    Everything should be able to access the net, and each other very easily. Essentially one basic router will be fine for quite a few connections all working together.

    (Sorry about the explanantion, who knows how you can align text how you want to?!)
     
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  7. tesna

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    improving wifi signal quality

    I want to improve my wireless reception in my room. Currently I'm working in offsite in a project, and they provide internet access with wifi. I got no problem accessing the wifi in the office, but in my bed room I got disconnected often. The signal quality only about 10-15 out of 100. How do I improve the reception? I don't have any other choice than using this connection, since I'm in the middle of nowhere and they are using vsat connections. And certainly I dont have access to their AP so I can't modify on that side.

    I googled around, my options are:
    1. Since my laptop (Thinkpad T61) dont have external antenna connection/plug, buy USB/PCMCIA card and an external antenna?
    2. Buy an AP and configure it as AP client? I heard AP has much better radio power/sensitivity than regular network card, is that true?

    What's the best option to choose?
     
  8. astro_boy

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    Both are good options, and should do what you want.
    A sensitive card for your lappy will cost you though !
    And you would need to have your lappy cabled to the AP in client mode,unless you connect a third ap to that.
     
  9. soulblade64

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    Hi All,

    I am trying to do some research, and I was wondering if anyone knew a place where I can see the current wifi chipsets (Specifically 802.11n), and what manufacturers use those chipsets in their router.

    My friend recently heard that Macs don't like D-link or Netgear routers, however, the Apple Airport uses a Broadcom chipset, as does her current D-link 2740b... So me thinks the repair tech that told her that was full of shit, just trying to make a profit off an innocent, naive mac fan.
     
  10. Pugs

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    was stumbling around the net last night when i came across this place...

    http://www.radiospecialists.com.au/


    lets just say if anyone In SA is sick of getting stuff from interstate or overseas.. this is the place to get a heap of awesomeness of Wireless related stuff.... also has Two ways, GPS, secruity and other stuff.... woot
     

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