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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Ok, in my house my laptop is in my basement. My desktop and subsequent internet connection is upstairs and to the left of the laptop. Will a wirless network work?

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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I have decent signal in my basement and my w-router is on the first floor (ground+1). It really depends on the materials in you house and the quality of your router. Most modern Canadian houses, like mine, have wood frames and light insulation on internal walls. I use a linksys wrt54g and it's been great. One thing you can always do is buy a booster or high gain antennae, these will increase your signal strenght and are cheap and easy to install.

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

It should work. My router can get through about 20 meters or so, including intervening walls, and still maintain a "good" or "excellent" signal strength.

When buying a router, make sure you get one that has replacable antennae. On Zyxels, for instance, you can just screw on bigger ones if you need to.


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I get a full signal in the basement and my router is on the 3rd floor of my house. Point the antenna downward to see if it might help. If you try your router and notice the signal isn't good you can try a booster or even a piece of metal attached to the antenna.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 3):
Point the antenna downward to see if it might help.

It will help. I had to do that at one point. I luckily have two access points now and my house is wired for Ethernet so I could put one upstairs and downstairs for good coverage.

On a side note you are putting encryption on the link and disabling the SSID broadcast aren't you? If not you should be.

Other things to consider are range extenders or high gain antennas. Just make sure you don't sit to close to them.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 4):
On a side note you are putting encryption on the link and disabling the SSID broadcast aren't you?

of corse. Dont need everyone knowing I visit this insane asylum...  Wink



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 5):
Dont need everyone knowing I visit this insane asylum...

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BTW...I have no idea of it is a real site. I use it as an example for work.

[Edited 2006-03-28 23:22:30]


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User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

If there's trouble, get a directional antenna for your computer end, or for the base station, if you've got one with two antennas. Align for max signal. There are also repeaters available that will reradiate the poor signal.

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