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    Beginners Guides: Wireless home networking


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    Originally posted by Steve R Jones
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    Link no workee
    It pulled it right up for me..


    Try this Steve:


    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1428

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    It's working now

    Great will be back to read up. Wireless is on my list of things to do/learn...

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    Originally posted by Steve R Jones
    It's working now

    Great will be back to read up. Wireless is on my list of things to do/learn...

    Come on Steve I know you know everything.

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    That link gives me an error...still active for anyone else?
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    It works fine for me.
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    If you're looking into going wireless, probably the most important facter is usually left out; Signal Strength.

    I recently played with wireless B using a home network. I found wireless had the same problems people have with phones (cell & wireless), signal can be the biggest pain.

    I wish someone would add a new statistic to wireless-> premeability, so that consumers would know if the signal can go through household walls & closed doors.

    I would reccomend before you go wireless, run a test using a portable phone, or the like (the higher the freq. the better). you may find out that you can get signal from the otherside of the house, but not in the room next to the base.

    Also plan do do more net maint. than with a Cu net.

    Or...maybe I just had a crappy wireless unit

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    Great site, Cheers jankerson
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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    Great site, Cheers jankerson


    Thanks

    There is alot of good info on that site.

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    Can I be a pain?

    Hello. Im a complete begginer to networks. I would just like to ask is it possible to have a network between computers that do not use the internet? If so then how is that done? do I still need a router?

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    I think it'd be best to start your own thread. But yes, you can create a LAN without Internet access.
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    Great site, some great articles... OK, I better go and continue reading.. THanx
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    Wireless netowrks are a great choice for laptop owners, and people that simply dont want to run cables across their house. The only draw back is... Its not as secure, and its not as fast as a 100MB or even 1000MB wired network.

    To answer the other question, Wireless B spec is not really good! It has the lowest range. and it has the lowest speed. 11MBS max. If anyone is interested in going wirleless i would recommend a either a A/G router, mostly G since its not as expenisve as A . We here at school use G and I use G. it has a 2.4GHZ range, with a whooping 54mbps transfer rate. While A has a 5.0GHZ range and same transfer.

    B on the other hand has a smaller range, and only runs @ 11mbps.

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    If you're going to buy a wireless router, look into the Linksys WRT54GS. The firmware uses a minimal Linux kernel and the source code had to be publicly released because of this. A few people made some awesome custom firmware that adds things like QoS (essentially bandwidth throttling per port or per protocol) and even further signal booster strength. You can even assign which antenna sends and which receives. I'll be picking one of these up shortly, not because of the wireless aspect, but so I can have these features for my wired network.

    Be wary of throughput values on the box. No wireless applicances advertised as 100, 108 or even 125Mbs can actually give that amount of throughput via a wireless connection. The best throughput I've seen is around 60Mbs (when the computer with the wireless card is within 15ft of the router) in good conditions. The average for most G devices is about 20-35Mbs.
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