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Setting up a wireless connection to a neighbors network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by davi194, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. davi194

    davi194 Guest

    The neighbor is using a WRT56G (using high gain antenna kit) located on the second floor (center) of his house. From this location I have little to no signal reach to my house. We moved the WRT56G to his back kitchen, which has a clear line-of-site to an addition on the back of my house (approx. 150’). Testing with a laptop using a linksys notebook adapter, I’m getting a 50-60% signal form there, so I’m confident this can work.

    The neighbor would like to leave his WRT56G on the second floor so he won’t have to run additional cabling to the kitchen.

    The question is; how do I get this signal from his second floor (to the kitchen) to my house and then throughout the rest of my house?

    What would you guys recommend?
     
  2. stevesal32

    stevesal32 Network Guru Member

    You could try an extender WRE54G.
     
  3. WebDog

    WebDog Network Guru Member

    or a wireless repeater. you may also want to think about a directional antenna.
     
  4. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    He could also upgrade this firmware and add a little more signal boost then...
     
  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    dont fry the chip add cooling if you do the power boost thing

    directional antenna are grrrreeeaaaat. but how far are we talking?
    LOS is very important . is there a window on the second floor he can use?

    or would you be willing to buy an ethernet bridge for him to use to eliminate the extra cable to the kitchen?
    they are kinda inexpensive compared to a months cable bill, no?

    with the bridge he would be able to leave the router in the kitchen and not cable to it.
     

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