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Anonymous
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November 7, 2004 5:30:13 AM

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I still don't understand it. I currently use a Linksys WRT45G for my two
hardwired desktop computers and the wireless feature for my wireless laptop.
My wife wants to put a new desktop computer in our detached garage some 190
feet away, and wishes to have wireless internet access via my WRT45G. Would
it be as easy as installing the Linksys WMP54G (Wireless-G PCI Adapter) in
her new computer, or is the distance too far?

If the distance is too great for a high speed connection, is the alternative
to buy a Linksys WAP54G (Wireless-G Access Point), put it in bridge mode,
and hardwire her computer to it via the Ethernet plug on her computer?

Am I missing something here?

Wayne
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 7, 2004 5:30:14 AM

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Take the laptop out to the garage and place it in the location where you
want to place the desktop. If you have a good signal, all is well. If
not, your best bet is to check out a high gain directional antenna for
the WMP54G.



Wayne wrote:
> I still don't understand it. I currently use a Linksys WRT45G for my two
> hardwired desktop computers and the wireless feature for my wireless laptop.
> My wife wants to put a new desktop computer in our detached garage some 190
> feet away, and wishes to have wireless internet access via my WRT45G. Would
> it be as easy as installing the Linksys WMP54G (Wireless-G PCI Adapter) in
> her new computer, or is the distance too far?
>
> If the distance is too great for a high speed connection, is the alternative
> to buy a Linksys WAP54G (Wireless-G Access Point), put it in bridge mode,
> and hardwire her computer to it via the Ethernet plug on her computer?
>
> Am I missing something here?
>
> Wayne
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 7, 2004 12:11:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:17:02 -0700, Pat Henry
<auto412392@hushmail.com> wrote:

>Take the laptop out to the garage and place it in the location where you
>want to place the desktop. If you have a good signal, all is well. If
>not, your best bet is to check out a high gain directional antenna for
>the WMP54G.
>
>

I have a desk top in both my wood shop and in one of my garages
running off a WRT54G over a distance of just a little over 200
foot....

I do use high Gain Antennas (Radio Shack Linkysy brand) on the
access point... and I get a "fair"signal in both building :most of the
time"...NOT ALWAYS...and the speed sometimes leaves a lot to be
desired......


I just purchased a WRE54G range expander a few days ago that
I am playing with .. .but have not gotten to the point that I can
say that it works or not...... I do know the Range Expander demanded
that I upgrade the firmwear in my WRT54G ....long story in itself....
in that I lost all my wireless connections after the firmware upgrade
and it took almost all day getting everything back to square one and
working ..

Just may have thrown some money away.... who knows... and honestly I
do not care... I really do NOT NEED a wireless connection in those
buildings...but what do you do with 2 old computers besifdes tossing
them in the trash can...

Bob Griffiths
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 7, 2004 1:17:14 PM

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You could also go to the Sveasoft firmware for the WRT54G and see if upping
the signal strength helps?
http://www.sveasoft.com/

Bill


"Wayne" <Wayne100@klicc.net> wrote in message
news:VMfjd.38999$fF6.13501746@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>I still don't understand it. I currently use a Linksys WRT45G for my two
> hardwired desktop computers and the wireless feature for my wireless
> laptop.
> My wife wants to put a new desktop computer in our detached garage some
> 190
> feet away, and wishes to have wireless internet access via my WRT45G.
> Would
> it be as easy as installing the Linksys WMP54G (Wireless-G PCI Adapter) in
> her new computer, or is the distance too far?
>
> If the distance is too great for a high speed connection, is the
> alternative
> to buy a Linksys WAP54G (Wireless-G Access Point), put it in bridge mode,
> and hardwire her computer to it via the Ethernet plug on her computer?
>
> Am I missing something here?
>
> Wayne
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 7, 2004 2:00:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

What we actually have are two radio transceivers. Boosting the power
output of the AP transmitter will not increase the AP receive
sensitivity, so the received signal from the garage may still be marginal.

On the other hand, a high gain antenna will maintain the transmitters
power output over longer distances and increase signal strength of the
received AP signal.



Happy Canuck wrote:
> You could also go to the Sveasoft firmware for the WRT54G and see if upping
> the signal strength helps?
> http://www.sveasoft.com/
>
> Bill
>
>
> "Wayne" <Wayne100@klicc.net> wrote in message
> news:VMfjd.38999$fF6.13501746@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>
>>I still don't understand it. I currently use a Linksys WRT45G for my two
>>hardwired desktop computers and the wireless feature for my wireless
>>laptop.
>>My wife wants to put a new desktop computer in our detached garage some
>>190
>>feet away, and wishes to have wireless internet access via my WRT45G.
>>Would
>>it be as easy as installing the Linksys WMP54G (Wireless-G PCI Adapter) in
>>her new computer, or is the distance too far?
>>
>>If the distance is too great for a high speed connection, is the
>>alternative
>>to buy a Linksys WAP54G (Wireless-G Access Point), put it in bridge mode,
>>and hardwire her computer to it via the Ethernet plug on her computer?
>>
>>Am I missing something here?
>>
>>Wayne
>>
>>
>
>
>
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