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How to connect 2 PCs 200 m apart using linksys

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by amanaddis, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. amanaddis

    amanaddis Network Guru Member

    Hello guys,

    Me and a neighbor of mine were thinking to connect our computers using linksys wireless devices. The computers are located in two different houses 200 meters apart from each other and there are roads, walls and other houses in between.
    We are not quite sure which linksys devices are suitable for our situation. A data transfer rate of 11Mbps will be perfect for a max range of around 1600 ft.
    So if there is anyone with practical experience then please we need your support badly.

  2. DevilStick

    DevilStick Network Guru Member

    So you do not have a direct line of sight? Any chance to get one by setting up a tower where you could fix antennas?
  3. amanaddis

    amanaddis Network Guru Member

    Point of sight

    Thanks DevilStick, actually i can set a tower as to create a line of sight, but what's going to follow???

  4. DevilStick

    DevilStick Network Guru Member

    Well, I'm not an expert with long distance wireless. I read about passive repeaters for wireless, but they decrease signal strength by about 50%. They direct the signal around buildings and similar. You can imagine it as two back-to-back antennas, connected by a wire. Each side must see one antenna and direct its signal to it.

    When you know somebody that lives between you and your friend, you can set up an active repeater. Another AP which runs in repeater mode.

    Anyway you will have to use external antennas on both AP which are directed to the other endpoint.

    Look at some wlan antenna sides. I thought to have seen some reports where longer distances, with things between it, have been sucessfully covered.

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