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Old 04-15-2008, 07:17 AM
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Default Built a small hotspot at home

I want to built a small hotspot at home to share our neightbor for WiFi signal, does anyone tell me what's equipment should I have? I have broadband and a wireless router at the moment. The distance is on around 20m and my house is in the middle. Thanks
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:33 PM
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Are you wanting to share it with just one neighbor or the entire neighborhood?

If your wanting to share the internet with other users in your neighborhood, you should get an outdoor omni antenna. If you were to keep the antenna inside, you'd loose quite a lot of signal strength because it has to go through the walls of your home to reach the users.

If your just sharing it with someone who lives 20 meters away, then you should just be able to buy something like a high-gain directional antenna so that you can point it towards their home. But it may also require the neighbor to buy a high-gain antenna as well.

How fast is your broadband connection? Because if your going to have your neighborhood sharing your internet connection, you might want to make sure you have something like a 5mb+ connection. Cause you gotta assume they will be doing high bandwidth apps, like streaming video or downloading large files.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:41 PM
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Thanks for your answer, it's quite clear, thanks again.

By the way, I don't have the wireless router now, actually, I am looking for the suitable one recently, any suggestion for me? Please and thanks a lot
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:07 PM
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I always recommend this router....and i know people are probably tired of hearing about it on this forum .

D-Link DGL 4300 Gaming router. Exceptional range (better than N from what I've seen). 108 mbps transfer rate, if your using D-Link adapters in your computers. The D-Link WDA-2320 range booster G desktop adapter will give you 108 mbps transfer rate with this router. It has GameFuel Priority technology, which is basically this routers version of QoS (Quality of Service). It gives priority to programs which require more bandwidth. For example, it will give priority to the gamer rather than the IM'er or the downloader.

Personally, I think it'd be pretty good for your situation. It prioritizes internet traffic so that you wouldn't have users using up all the bandwidth for one app, then having other user get none of the bandwidth for their app...... I'm saying it'd help to spread out the bandwidth consumption equally.

It does cost a pretty penny though, over 100$ at the moment. You can get it for 100 at Fry's. Cheapest price I've seen for it. It did cost a lot, but it was worth every little bit.

There are also many other routers out there, but I always recommend this one because it doesn't randomly restart, it doesn't choose when IT wants to work, it is dependent, and it does everything it says it can do, and it has a couple of extra features that make life easier for the novice user, and advanced user alike.

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:44 AM
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Thanks a lot! It's very useful. I will try to find and check this model of D-Link. Thanks again
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