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calebcc
06-10-2008, 09:14 PM
ok so currently i have a 4-port wireless router with 2 PC's connected to the net through ethernet and about 3 or 4 other PC's connected through wireless.

i have had an office built on my section adn have moved my work PC out there and want to connect to the network but sadly it is just out of range ( or sometimes borderline connected, very very low signal).

i am wondering how i can either boost the signal by a substantial amount or if it is possible to hook another wireless router up in the office outside that connects to my 4-port's wireless signal and i can get internet on the router in the office.


the latter is the preferred option.

does anyone know how to do this and if so would they mind giving me a hand with it? i dont mind forking out a bit of money either so.

Lee08
07-10-2008, 01:30 AM
if your new office is coming off the same meter as your house then i suggest using a pair of homeplugs as these work great in situations like this where wireless isnt up to it. Just make sure you plug the homeplugs directly into the wall power socket or into a powerboard that has no circuit breaker otherwise they wont work as they are designed to not got thru circuit breakers.


http://uoa.acquire.co.nz/acquire/default.asp?PageID=ProductDetail&pf_id=580991&dept_id=1700050

calebcc
07-10-2008, 01:44 AM
how do those work?

so if i plugged the input into the wall then from the same outlet ran an extension cord to the receiever it would work?

because then tht solves 2 problems

apsattv
07-10-2008, 01:45 AM
Change the antenna on the wireless router to one with more gain. Or try tilting it in the direction of the new office.

gary67
07-10-2008, 05:56 AM
You could run an ethernet cable out to the building depends how far away it is but that would give good service. If your running an ext power lead why not run ethernet

calebcc
07-10-2008, 10:12 AM
because the extension cord runs the TV and what not and the router is too far away. forget about that.


so if i get this (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48ea878f04e56aa4273fc0a87f3b074e/Product/View/XH6914) it will improve my wireless signal correct? because i can pick up (sometimes) a very low signal and this would be perfect.

SolMiester
07-10-2008, 11:26 AM
As long as you can remove the current and attach the better arial.....yes

stuartwu
07-10-2008, 02:51 PM
The link to Dick smith is D-Link 5dBi and costs $90.00.
You have about 2dBi gain, if you buy the D-Link 5dBi.
The 2dBi benefit will be gone, when it is raining.
I assume they are two buildings.

Suggest you buy a Directional Panel Antenna 12dbi
like http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=369034
or
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/products/antennas/2.4-ghz/directional/2.4ghz-12dbi-panel-antenna-senao.html

I had one of them, more powerful and cheaper than D-link's one.

Lee08
07-10-2008, 04:51 PM
how do those work?

so if i plugged the input into the wall then from the same outlet ran an extension cord to the receiever it would work?

because then tht solves 2 problems


very simple to use, one end plugs into a port on your router via ethernet the other into the power plug point, then the other device plugs into the power plug point in your office and the ethernet can plug either into your pc or into a hub or switch.

Ive set these devices up a fair bit for clients usually between different buildings on the same property and they work great far better than wireless.

calebcc
08-10-2008, 01:13 PM
The link to Dick smith is D-Link 5dBi and costs $90.00.
You have about 2dBi gain, if you buy the D-Link 5dBi.
The 2dBi benefit will be gone, when it is raining.
I assume they are two buildings.

Suggest you buy a Directional Panel Antenna 12dbi
like http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=369034
or
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/products/antennas/2.4-ghz/directional/2.4ghz-12dbi-panel-antenna-senao.html

I had one of them, more powerful and cheaper than D-link's one.

wait wait, i dont get it.

so how do you know i have a 2dbi gain and what benefits does that give?

also whats wrong with 5dbi when it rains?

stuartwu
08-10-2008, 02:25 PM
Sorry, I did not write clearly.
Most of wireless routers on the market is with 3 dBi antenna.
So if you change to a 5 dBi antenna and you have 2 dBi benefit.

You should know that the wireless signal go straight and signal loss through
Plasterboard wall -3dB
Glass wall with metal frame -6dB
Metal door in brick wall -12.4dB

I had test the wireless signal from a house to a garage before.
They are 15 meters apart and outdoor open space between them.
There is 2 dB signal loss when it rains.

calebcc
09-10-2008, 10:47 AM
Sorry, I did not write clearly.
Most of wireless routers on the market is with 3 dBi antenna.
So if you change to a 5 dBi antenna and you have 2 dBi benefit.

You should know that the wireless signal go straight and signal loss through
Plasterboard wall -3dB
Glass wall with metal frame -6dB
Metal door in brick wall -12.4dB

I had test the wireless signal from a house to a garage before.
They are 15 meters apart and outdoor open space between them.
There is 2 dB signal loss when it rains.

well that would mean currently my 3dbi signal can be barely picked up in the office space on a fine day so a 5dbi should be enough to get a good signal however, when it rains that extra 2dbi i get with the 5dbi aerial becomes null (thats what you are saying) so that means i should be fine with anything 7dbi or higher? obviously higher the better.


correct?

also can some1 link a good site to buy one from please, the ones i see here seem... weird.