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Extending my network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by amitroy5, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. amitroy5

    amitroy5 Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G network at home with WEP security enabled. I want to extend my network to my relative's house who lives about 300 feet from my house. Can this be done? If so, how? Thanks! Also, I want it so that both places have the same SSID, as if there is one giant network. Not 2 separate ones. I also want to be able to share files between my computers and my relative's computers; thus being on the same workgroup.
     
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    well the distance will depend on whats between the 2 routers. you can use 2 WRT54G routers with Alchemy, Satori or Talisman in WDS mode. both use the same SSID, one giant network. your probably going to have to put routers on the very edge closest to the other houses.
     
  3. amitroy5

    amitroy5 Network Guru Member

    Can I do it with one router? Also, what is Alchemy, Satori or Talisman in WDS mode?
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if both the WRT and the wireless client has line of sight it maybe possible though you should require better antennas. on both devices.


    WDS is Router <to> Router so you'd need two WRTs
     
  5. amitroy5

    amitroy5 Network Guru Member

    Because I am not that smart when it comes to networking, is it possible if you can suggest what products I should buy? Thank you.
     
  6. amitroy5

    amitroy5 Network Guru Member

    Is ther any "how to" article on this? Thanks!
     
  7. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    My first shot would be to try one of the free antenna.

    http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/

    You should be able to build this and put it onto one of the antenna on your current WRT54G. Point it at your relatives house. They should be able to log onto your system if they have something setup with your wep key.

    Let us know how it works out.

    Wilton
     
  8. amitroy5

    amitroy5 Network Guru Member

    I'm sorry. But I'm not sure what to download. :(
     

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