Been trying to set up a wireless link and need to ask a few questions.
Browsed the web and found this place.
Hope I don't bore you but I need to let you know what i've been trying to do and what kit I have to do it with.
I have a D-link AP-900+ in a bedroom with ethernet cable to a Orange ISP router. (Which come to think of it is set as a access point, is this right, it doesn't sound like it)
A mesh antenna (which I think is 5mbps??) is connected to the AP via a pigtail and approximately 8m CFD low loss of coaxial, this is mounted on a external wall.
I am attempting to send the signal approximately 40m to a brick building up the garden.
The setup is right as far as I know because when i'm close to the antenna I can log onto the network with my iPhone.
I walk up the garden and sometimes still get 2 out of three bars on my phone.
I have been in the building and been able to pick up the signal but it keeps dropping out.
Sometimes it isn't there at all.
Another niggle is, I put in the WEP key to be able to log on and it accepts it, I go out of range and come back into range and sometimes it will log on ok, sometimes it will let me put in the WEP key but tells me it was unable to log on and sometimes it wont give the option for a WEP key, it just says 'dismiss'.
This doesn't happen with my Orange wireless network.
The main thing I want is to be able to use my phone and a laptop.
I would like to know if this is likely to be a signal strength issue, a set up issue or whatever.
Kit I have at my disposal.
1. D-Link 900AP+
2. Mesh antenna (not sure of output but the mesh is approx 18" X10")
3. Alverion SU-RA-3.8 BreezeACCESS unit (whatever that is)
4. AirPoint Pro TOTAL (which i'd rather not use as I dont want to fix anything to the outside of the building up the garden).
5. D-Link DWL-G132 wireless USB adapter
I also remember using some software on a laptop that detected signal strength as you twist the antenna, can't remember what i was called though?
Forgive the length of my post and any confusion I may have caused.
It's been a long time since i've messed and my age is affecting my memory
Many thanks for taking a look.