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Old 07-15-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Wireless range?

Dunno if this the right forum for this - but anyway:
I got my netgear router and the card working - no sweat.What I'd be interested in is to hear what kind of range other people get out of this.Here things do get touchy once I got about three walls between the router and the card.
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My router lives in the basement and I can get a decent signal pretty much everywhere on the floor above. So a floor and 2-3 walls. However, I boosted my router a bit with a set of higher gain antennas from Radio Shack.
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I've got a Linksys WRT54G on the second floor of my house. I get a great signal any where in the house, even on the first floor through a wall or two. The only problem I get is with the FIVE 2.4Ghz cordless phones (not to mention my neighbors' phones), sometimes they can interfere with the wireless network but not too often.
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I have an D-Link DSL-G604T in my loft (I guess you guys would all it the 3rd floor), I turned the 54g off and left it at 11mb I also dialed the antenna rate down to 50% and I have a fantastic 11mb reception in and around the house, it also stays @11mb when I take my laptop accross the road to my neighbours house too.
when I go to my brother-in-law's house which is slightly elevated about 1/3 of a mile away I only get about 1mb which although crap for file transfers, is still fine for ADSL access from his house.

My house is a standard timber frame one with brick external walls, just in case that matters
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I use mine in a semi, (big lory for those across the pond) and get 5M to 11M at almost 1/4 mile, the hub uses a high gain antenna, i use the stock hipower prism 2. Borders bookstores have a book that describes hardware hacks using either yagi or the small digital sattlite dishes to boost directional signals, and achieve good signal strength even at near 20 mi ranges!


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