as of right now it work in general good .
but im lookin to upgrade, a few problems i will point out..
this is what im running
main network from cable modem to netgear router, 2 main computers or more..
then a wirless bridge that connects to the other building 100 or so feet away.
with a belkin wirless router to cover 3 or 4 other computers.
---------------------bout 100ft one tree bush in the way.-----------------------
----wap 11 bridge 2 //192.168.1.253>>>>>>belkin router/w wirless //192.168.1.7
>>>>>comp 3 //192.168.1.xxx
>>>>>>comp 4 //192.168.1.xxx
>>>>>>comp 5 //192.168.1.xxx
--------wirless comp 6 //192.168.1.xxx
this setup work pretty well the bridges are just wap11s in rubbermaid containers
on the side of the buildings, but with this fridgid weather the cold starts to
so im gonna move the waps in side and use a outdoor anttena this time.
another problem is on the 2nd building only one computer likes to connect at a
time, if your surfin on one comp the other comp loses full connection and vise
versa ...it works great when just one computer is using the bridge but 2 and
limited connectoin problems.
and right now file sharing between the segments doesnt work..
so i need 2 new waps for sure.. would like opinions on bridges..
and im not sure if i should upgrad the interior routers as well.. to maybe change
multiple connecton problems...
any setup tips would help also..
What distance are the bridges rated for? You could just be at a very low signal strength and have a very slow xfer rated with causes the drops and limited connectivity.
Another thing you can try is assigned static IP's to the PC's on the other end. That will stop any conflicts that could be occurring during connection. *Maybe try setting the 2nd router in the other building to a 192.168.2.x DHCP scheme. That way you don't have to worry about conflicts on either end, and it organizes / segregates your network better.
Hmm, the only thing I've seen happen with limited / no connectivity issues on a wireless network w/ good signal strength is when there is an IP issue.
Maybe go on machine w/ connectivity issues and do an ipconfig /all and compare it to a machine w/ a good connection. Make sure gateway, subnet, DNS, etc. are all correct. Other than that, I'm not really sure why this would be a problem since, in theory at least, the connection is going to be divided amongst all devices connected when bandwidth is being consumed.
Yeah... there's generally only 2-3 people that actively respond in this section. I'd be more helpful, but I've only been in the business for about a year now... so my experience with different products is rather limited. Although, I am getting exposed to more and more options.
As for extreme temps - I've been working on building an out-door wireless network for a warehouse, and while viewing Cisco's antenna inventory I saw several outdoor antenna's / boxes that were meant for extreme temperatures. That may be worth checking out.