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Old 09-16-2012, 09:51 AM
farmer-james@home.com
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Default Can a WIFI transmitter work on dialup

I'm stuck with dialup internet in a rural area. My only source for high
speed service would be to go with a satellite dish, and that would mean
getting the satellite tv package at a cost much more than I can afford
in a month. No to mention that I dont want the tv service because I
have an antenna and only watch the news and an occasional (oldies)
program on THIS-TV or ME-TV.

So, for now, I'll just stick with my slow but cheap dialup internet
service. However, I'd like to hook up a WIFI transmitter so I can get
internet access in other buildings on this farm. For example, I might
be working on a car or tractor in the garage and want to look up some
engine specs, using my laptop computer. Or maybe I want internet access
in the barn while dealing with a sick animal.

My question is whether I can connect a WIFI transmitter to a dialup
internet connection????? The main computer is in the house where the
phone line comes in. That's where I'd put the transmitter for the WIFI,
and should be able to get it in all outer buildings which are all within
about 300 feet or less. Can this be done? How?

Thanks





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Old 09-16-2012, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Can a WIFI transmitter work on dialup

farmer-james@home.com (for it is he) wrote:

> My question is whether I can connect a WIFI transmitter to a dialup
> internet connection?????


Yes, you certainly can do so.

> The main computer is in the house where the
> phone line comes in. That's where I'd put the transmitter for the WIFI,
> and should be able to get it in all outer buildings which are all within
> about 300 feet or less.


300 feet might be pushing it, especially into different buildings. You may
need to run a second AP connected with ethernet or powerline.

> Can this be done? How?


Yes, there are routers with dialup backup capability. Never used one myself.
An example would be a Draytek Vigor 2820 + an AFM-102 modem.

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Can a WIFI transmitter work on dialup

On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 03:51:42 -0500, farmer-james@home.com wrote:

>I'm stuck with dialup internet in a rural area. My only source for high
>speed service would be to go with a satellite dish, and that would mean
>getting the satellite tv package


Wrong. HughesNet and Exede do NOT require a TV package. The TV and
satellite internet services are on different satellites, so if you
really would want TV, it will be on a complete seperate dish.
<http://www.wildblue.com>
<http://www.hughesnet.com>
I'm not sure where you got this wrong information, but methinks you
should talk directly to the service providers and not get sold on
something you don't want.

>My question is whether I can connect a WIFI transmitter to a dialup
>internet connection????? The main computer is in the house where the
>phone line comes in. That's where I'd put the transmitter for the WIFI,
>and should be able to get it in all outer buildings which are all within
>about 300 feet or less. Can this be done? How?


300ft about 3 times farther than I would suggest running a single
wireless router to (for example) a laptop. There is no requirement
tha you have only a single wi-fi access point. You can have one in
the house near the dialup computah, and a 2nd access point somewhere
closer to the outer buildings. There are various ways to do this.
1. A "range extender" type wireless repeater.
2. Run CAT5 cable between buildings, which is the most reliable.
3. WDS (wireless distribution system) which is a different form of
range extender.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: Can a WIFI transmitter work on dialup

On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 03:51:42 -0500, farmer-james@home.com wrote:

>My question is whether I can connect a WIFI transmitter to a dialup
>internet connection????? The main computer is in the house where the
>phone line comes in. That's where I'd put the transmitter for the WIFI,
>and should be able to get it in all outer buildings which are all within
>about 300 feet or less. Can this be done? How?


I used to have an old linux box running BrazilFW 2 (formerly
Coyote) from a bootable CD. It would do dialup on demand, and had a
cable to a netgear wireless router.
So I could use it from any PC in the house, and wouldn't hog
the phone line. Took me a while to configure it...
So , yes, very possible.
(that was years ago, have DSL now)
As to distances, dunno. My garden is only 180 feet deep, never
tried it further than that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Can a WIFI transmitter work on dialup

On 9/16/2012 12:16 PM, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 03:51:42 -0500, farmer-james@home.com wrote:
>
>> I'm stuck with dialup internet in a rural area. My only source for high
>> speed service would be to go with a satellite dish, and that would mean
>> getting the satellite tv package

>
> Wrong. HughesNet and Exede do NOT require a TV package. The TV and
> satellite internet services are on different satellites, so if you
> really would want TV, it will be on a complete seperate dish.
> <http://www.wildblue.com>
> <http://www.hughesnet.com>
> I'm not sure where you got this wrong information, but methinks you
> should talk directly to the service providers and not get sold on
> something you don't want.



For sure, sounds like they contacted one of the "triple play" providers.

And the other often overlooked option is to get data from a cell company.


>
>> My question is whether I can connect a WIFI transmitter to a dialup
>> internet connection????? The main computer is in the house where the
>> phone line comes in. That's where I'd put the transmitter for the WIFI,
>> and should be able to get it in all outer buildings which are all within
>> about 300 feet or less. Can this be done? How?

>
> 300ft about 3 times farther than I would suggest running a single
> wireless router to (for example) a laptop. There is no requirement
> tha you have only a single wi-fi access point. You can have one in
> the house near the dialup computah, and a 2nd access point somewhere
> closer to the outer buildings. There are various ways to do this.
> 1. A "range extender" type wireless repeater.
> 2. Run CAT5 cable between buildings, which is the most reliable.
> 3. WDS (wireless distribution system) which is a different form of
> range extender.
>



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