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wireless network range

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lv2grpl, May 26, 2007.

  1. lv2grpl

    lv2grpl LI Guru Member

    I have not bought the routers yet, I am checking first to see what equipment I need to purchase to create a wireless network 600 feet apart clear view each point behind a window.
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you truely have line of site (LOS), then it might work but it depends on what you mean be wireless network. An AP could potentially send a signal that far (possibly degraded) but a client will not. I have a WDS link roughly 400 with to stock WRT54G units. My signal is roughly -72 to -76 on a good day which is fine for web surfing and email but not much else.
  3. lv2grpl

    lv2grpl LI Guru Member

    actually the internet is my main concern, if I was able to do file transfer that would just be a plus. each endpoint is behind a window will that cause any trouble, and do you have more good days than bad?
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Weather does affect the connection and also neighbor APs on the same channel. You'll have to do some testing to determine the least used channel. So all that being said, you would want to buy 2 routers that support 3rd party firmware like the WRT54GL or WRTSL54GS. Once you pick them up do some testing to see how well they work. If the signal appears to be too weak, buy some external antennas but be carefull what kind you buy.
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Well you need to make sure for 1 that your router has the ability to accept external antennae and 2 that if you need them and they work, make sure there are directional.
  6. sutil

    sutil LI Guru Member

    i want to share my stuff here i have here wap54g and WRT54G i test its range and clearly foundout that the both device can reach 300Meter away with strong signal on stock antenna and clear LOS ...
    but using external antenna dramatically increases its coverage on my test experience upto 35Km point to point thats really a nice one hehehe and 7km using both omni
  7. lv2grpl

    lv2grpl LI Guru Member

    How well do the wireless N routers work are they getting the distance advertised would they work better for the outside network?

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