| | Re: 802.11g vs 802.11n
jay lunis wrote:
>> Neither can an 802.11n Draft 2 router go through 3 assorted walls of
>> unspecified material and one floor of more of the same. If it's
>> concrete, stucco, chicken wire, or aluminum foil backed insulation,
>> you're lucky if it can go through one wall. The only way I know of
>> going through 3 walls and a floor is with an electric drill and CAT5
>> cable. If desperate, think about power line (HomePlug) or phone line
>> (HomePNA) networking.
> Well, my walls/floors are typical residential wood/drywall.
> HomePlug has worked tolerably well but, since I tend to move around a
> room, I'd rather not be tethered to a wire. Is there a way to send a
> signal to a remote network device (wireless or wired) and have the
> remote device send a wireless signal so I'm not forced to connect my
> laptop to a wire/cable?
Think plan B... I have a linksys wrt300n downstairs plugged into the cable
modem, and the router output to both a homeplug (14.4) and a netgear (85) on
a power strip, so at any outlet in the house (or outside, when nice, by my
hammock) .. I have the other parts of the homeplug and netgear plugged into
wrt54g's that I got at walmart for under $50.. gives me both wired and
wireless wherever I plug it in... Just a few caveats, plug the powerline
stuff into the router part, have em both on the same 3rd ip addy/segment so
it will let you see the rest of the network, and use a different
ssid/channel so you don't wirelessly connect to the wrong one. Benefit is,
that way I have both wired and wireless at any plug in the house, and any
place that is a dead spot, I just plug the thing in and can get full
internet and/or access to my local network... You gotta plug the powerline
stuff in, so why not a power strip ($2) that not only does that, but the
wap/router, and has extra plugs? Real handy when you want to move it all,
just plug it in wherever you want Sounds like you already have the major
pieces you need......
Just to be clear, you could do it all wirelessly, but It was actually
cheaper to get the wap/routers at walmart and have both wired and wireless
by any plug....