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Old 06-14-2009, 09:37 PM
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Default How to share wireless network from one house to next door house???

My friend lives next to me and he has high speed internet and he has a wireless router hooked up in his home. In my home I have a private LAN network with 5 computers but I have no outside internet access (I have no phone lines or coax cable in my house). My friend said I can get internet access from him and split the bill every month but I don't know how to get his wireless internet and still have my own private network. I have a Dlink wireless router in my house and this provides wireless lan to other computers in my house. Could I hook up a wireless bridge or something to my dlink's WAN port and will this pick up my next-door neighbors wireless internet? How do I configure my Dlink router to use a wireless bridge for the WAN connection instead of looking for a cable modem, dsl modem, etc. on the WAN port? I'm not sure if it's possible inside my Dlink router's software to search for wireless WAN hotspots such as my next door neighbors friends house?

P.S. -> I do NOT want to just have each computer in my house connect directly to my friends wireless router because then this would mean we would all be on the same network. I want my wireless router to be fed internet from his wireless router, then I have my own private LAN inside my house with use of my own wireless router.

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:00 PM
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:07 PM
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Thanks, so I already have a Dlink Wireless Router installed in my home, and I have usb wireless wifi adapters connected to each of my computers in my LAN. What hardware device should I buy to feed the WAN port of my dlink wireless router? I want to feed the WAN port of my dlink router using my neighbors wireless internet signal.

something that gives me the best range and best speeds is preferable.

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Old 06-15-2009, 10:57 PM
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Square,

If he lives RIGHT next door you should be getting and excellent signal already, no?

If you'd like to try one of my antennas I'm sure you would be quite happy buddy. If you say it doesn't improve your signal then you get your money back, no problem.

Check it out here: I've sold over 300 of these without people ever saying a bad word.
biquadantenna.com

Thanks buddy

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Old 06-16-2009, 01:35 AM
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This is exactly what I'm looking to do... will it work good?

I have a couple friends in my neighborhood who have wireless high speed internet in their homes using a cable modem and a wireless linksys or netgear router. In my house, I just have a private LAN using my Netgear WPNT834 wireless router. I have 4 computers in my house, 2 using wireless 802.11g USB adapters and the other 2 computers are hard wired with RJ45 directly into the Netgear router. I do NOT have any internet connection to an ISP.
My friends told me I can just get a bridge and connect that to my Netgear router's WAN port and then I will be able to get internet access from them to feed into my Netgear router, then ALL 4 computers inside my house (my private LAN) will then have internet access.
Some I have some questions..
1.) My friends homes with the wireless internet are about 500 feet or so down the street from me. Right now my USB 802.11g adapters on the 2 computers can BARELY pick up my friends wireless network. So I need something with higher sensitivity to use for my bridge. I did some looking online and found that Hawking Technology has some good stuff. So I am thinking of ordering this bridge: http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/...113&ProdID=395
Then I was told that it would be good to hook up a WIFI Signal Booster to the Hawking Bridge above in order to pump up the power output from the normal 70mW to a much higher 500mW. I was told this would allow me to get much better wireless reception range and throughput from my friends wireless network down the street.
My question... is this a good solution? or should I have gotten a high gain antenna instead of the Signal Booster in order to pick up my friends wireless networks down the street?
2.) If I set up my network as described above, will I be able to use port forwarding on my Netgear router inside my home? or will the ports really need to be forwarded on my friends router inside his house which has the cable modem from the ISP hooked up to it?
3.) Are there any other better solutions to doing what I am trying to do? For instance, using a high gain antenna or using a different setup altogether?
Thanks everybody!
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:15 AM
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I would buy a pair of Ubiquity Bullets. These are designed to work in pairs over long links. They can be configured as APs or bridges. They have high powered radios and automatically negotiate parameters that affect long links.

You do not want to join an existing network. One computer much farther away from the rest causes timing problems on the rest of the net. A pair of Ubiquity Bullets would create a separate network.

2 15 dbi gain antennas should work at that distance, with these devices. 15 dbi yagis or patches should be easier to aim and less visible that a pair of dishes.

I freeload wireless off my neighbor, as shown in the link above. All he sees on his network is my wireless bridge.

I must note that I have not tried Ubiquity Bullets myself, but every user I have encountered is pleased with them.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:36 AM
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let me add that I will be freeloading the internet from my friend too, it's his parents network, so I can't go physically installing anything at his house nor can I touch any of his parents network settings. He just told me that his parents wireless network is UN-secured so that I could use it from my house.. his parents are okay with this.. they just don't want me touching anything in their house or playing with their network settings. So I can only put a wireless bridge in my house to pick up his wireless network, and then feed the bridge into my existing Netgear wireless router's WAN port.

one concern of mine however is that I will not be able to specify any port forwarding, etc. because that will need to be setup on his parents router as that is the router which is connected to the ISP (cable modem). So I guess using Remote Desktop to my home computers or running my own FTP server is going to be out of the question huh?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:54 PM
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Default Squale.. umm this is easier than ya think

On your router, set the 'gateway' IP address to the router address of your friend's house. QED
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:46 PM
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I want to get my Xbox 360 online but I don't want to buy the $100 wireless adapter to do it. My desktop computer in the same room uses a Linksys USB wireless adapter, so its Ethernet port is free. Could I connect the Xbox 360 to the Ethernet port on the desktop and share the wireless connection? If so, how could I set it up? If not, what's a cheap alternative?
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:07 PM
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Jusr run ethernet Cat5 cable
U am sure there are more details to it, but it will work
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:41 PM
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There are many ways to connect but your requirement of your own private network is the additional thing that need be considered.

You can certainly just run a cat 5 cable off a LAN port to your house.

You can also buy a client bridge device to connect wireless and at the same time provide a WIRED connection at your end.

Either way will work, but you need to consider networking.

Figure his router's ip address may be 192.168.1.1 (for example)

You will need to configure the wireless bridge to 192.168.1.2 (for example) then indeed connect this to the WAN port of your router which should have a different IP address altogether (192.168.5.1 etc.) but the default gateway is going to be your buddies router (192.168.1.1). Clients that connect to your router will get the IP address given off by your router (192.168.5.xxx) etc.

For a direct wired connection, all things are the same (just remove the wireless bridge in example). Either way you will need your own router to segment yourself to a different network and firewall.

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:06 AM
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Default How do I connect my wireless internet to my parents house next door?


I currently subscribe to satellite internet. In my house, I have a netgear WNDR3300 router with two computers and a printer connected to it. My house is very large and I can barely receive the wireless signal throughout my home. My folks live next door (approx. 300 yards away). My mom just bought a new computer with WIFI. How can I boost my signal so that they can pick up my internet without compromising my internet speed.

Also, another option I am considering is just creating a wireless LAN at my folks house without internet. (Where they can use a wireless printer with their new computer.) Do I need to purchase a router to create the wireless network, even though they won't have internet access (if I can't boost my signal to them).
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:24 AM
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I currently subscribe to satellite internet. In my house, I have a netgear WNDR3300 router with two computers and a printer connected to it. My house is very large and I can barely receive the wireless signal throughout my home. My folks live next door (approx. 300 yards away). My mom just bought a new computer with WIFI. How can I boost my signal so that they can pick up my internet without compromising my internet speed.

Also, another option I am considering is just creating a wireless LAN at my folks house without internet. (Where they can use a wireless printer with their new computer.) Do I need to purchase a router to create the wireless network, even though they won't have internet access (if I can't boost my signal to them).
If they have a wireless printer, and wifi adapters at each pc that wishes to print, they will not need a router.

As far as 'boosting' your signal, find an outdoor access point, I use one made by highgainantennas (.com) I plug it into my router, it has a 13db(i think) panel antenna in it, so I just point the 'hot' side in the direction I want someone to connect from. BIG improvement. If they're right next door you may not need to even put it outside, but if you do it's made for that. Just keep in mind that ANYthing can block wifi signals.. especially foilage.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:27 PM
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[QUOTE=heckufaguy;296823]If they have a wireless printer, and wifi adapters at each pc that wishes to print, they will not need a router.

If the computer already has an integrated Intel WiFi link (5100AGN), do I need to purchase a separate USB adapter in order to talk to the wireless printer (without using the internet)?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:19 PM
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If they have a wireless printer, and wifi adapters at each pc that wishes to print, they will not need a router.

If the computer already has an integrated Intel WiFi link (5100AGN), do I need to purchase a separate USB adapter in order to talk to the wireless printer (without using the internet)?
Nope, integrated or external should work. Should turn on the wifi printer per instructions and make sure the wireless adapter is turned on in your pc's control panel. (It'll be on most likely).
When adding printers, just browse the network, should find it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:47 PM
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I currently subscribe to satellite internet. In my house, I have a netgear WNDR3300 router with two computers and a printer connected to it. My house is very large and I can barely receive the wireless signal throughout my home. My folks live next door (approx. 300 yards away). My mom just bought a new computer with WIFI. How can I boost my signal so that they can pick up my internet without compromising my internet speed.

Also, another option I am considering is just creating a wireless LAN at my folks house without internet. (Where they can use a wireless printer with their new computer.) Do I need to purchase a router to create the wireless network, even though they won't have internet access (if I can't boost my signal to them).
What you need is a wireless bridge. The trick in creating a decent bridge is getting decent hardware to do it. I have found through experimentation that a lot of wireless hardware is complete garbage for doing this.

Last winter I set up a 3.7 mile wireless bridge (with excellent line of sight). I had tried several combinations of D-link wireless routers with WDS, Linksys bridges, and desktop pc wireless adapters, and of course high gain antennas. Everything failed miserably until I found Ubiquiti Networks (Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.). I have yet to be disappointed by these guys in any way. The hardware is cheap, easy to set up, and it is literally miles ahead of the typical stuff you might find at Radio Shack. Using two Hyperlink 24db grid antennas powered by Ubiquiti Bullet2 devices, I have a 3.7 mile wireless bridge with near perfect stability and well over 3mbps speeds (not sure just how high the speeds are).

However that setup is overkill for what you need. Assuming you have clear line of sight between both houses, I would recommend their Nanostation Loco2. These are only about $50 each. Buy two of these, point them at each other, and set them up as a bridge (really easy). Please note that these are directional antennas, so even though you can probably use one as an access point and still have a working bridge, I wouldn't recommend it. You will most likely want a separate access point or router to plug in to your folk's end (something with an omnidirectional antenna). Ubiquiti makes these as well: the AP-1000 and the Picostation. I do not know much about them, but I assume the Picostation is the more powerful one.

Also, try to set up your wireless channels at 1, 6, or 12, as they have no overlap with each other.

Anyway, good luck!
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I'm trying to get wifi from my dads house, which he says was fine since my internet provider stops internet service at his house

But I had to buy a usb wifi antenna to pick it up since he lives up the road some, and i was wondering how i can use the usb wifi antenna to get internet to my wireless router to use it for my other computers and game systems
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:59 AM
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There are different ways to do that. Depends on which one you choose.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:15 AM
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One of the ways is Fritela Bluetooth method. You need two dongles for it connected to two different systems.
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I'm trying to get wifi from my dads house, which he says was fine since my internet provider stops internet service at his house

But I had to buy a usb wifi antenna to pick it up since he lives up the road some, and i was wondering how i can use the usb wifi antenna to get internet to my wireless router to use it for my other computers and game systems
We have the flat panel usb wifi antenna, our wireless card is alfa 1000mw power, very strong up to 1km wifi reception.

Also , we are a wifi antenna factory in China, if you need any antennas, pls contact me.
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My friend lives next to me and he has high speed internet and he has a wireless router hooked up in his home. In my home I have a private LAN network with 5 computers but I have no outside internet access (I have no phone lines or coax cable in my house). My friend said I can get internet access from him and split the bill every month but I don't know how to get his wireless internet and still have my own private network. I have a Dlink wireless router in my house and this provides wireless lan to other computers in my house. Could I hook up a wireless bridge or something to my dlink's WAN port and will this pick up my next-door neighbors wireless internet? How do I configure my Dlink router to use a wireless bridge for the WAN connection instead of looking for a cable modem, dsl modem, etc. on the WAN port? I'm not sure if it's possible inside my Dlink router's software to search for wireless WAN hotspots such as my next door neighbors friends house?

P.S. -> I do NOT want to just have each computer in my house connect directly to my friends wireless router because then this would mean we would all be on the same network. I want my wireless router to be fed internet from his wireless router, then I have my own private LAN inside my house with use of my own wireless router.

Thanks all!
you only need two aps to share the internet signal.
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