first time posting in the wireless networking section on TH.
I live in a flat thas roughly 3200sft constructed of 5"~10" brick walls and i have a desktop not far from a wifi modem. what i want to do is connect my desktop and a laptop to the internet via a wireless router , with the desktop running wired cat6from the router (or not).
1| would want to primarily share my net over desktop and laptop
2| be able to game on our lan between another person via desktop not online multiplayer
3| share files between clients/users in my flat
4| allow for guests to use the net wirelessly e.g: when my sister visits.
could live without option 2.
i am unsure of what sort of hardware i should be looking for but i am aware of the reduction in signal strength and data throughput when you have objects in the line of sight of device in a household.
if it is possible to run wireless on my desktop as well, i'll give it a try but only if it is possible.
* i live in Bangladesh and will be purchasing off of newegg or similar sites but would want some/any feedback if i'm headed the right way.
i'm having doubts about the reception/signal strength and practicality of the users who are wireless. Will the brick walls be of any disadvantage to me?
running wires to various clients/rigs will be a big hassle for me mate thus the wifi. Forgot to mention that i already own about 70' of cat6 cabling which is hooked up between the modem+desktop only.
so if i go by the asus router route(no pun intended) and have the desktop hardwired to router and the rest wireless - is that doable?
* is there a walkthough on how to update the router to DD-WRT firmware...sorry if i'm posing silly questions but i've heard of DD-WRT and it being a third party firmware but how is it better than the one provided by asus.
** would you like me provide the floor plan for my flat?
*** any tips of router placement? - i'd want to wall mount it as i have a considerable amount of furniture.
Rig 2 in member config, this is located in my room
*from the current modem position to my bro's room is less than 50ft, if its a straight shot
**have furniture upto waist level and have the curtain glass with metal grill work inside
*** i apologize for the sketchy layout - my bro was busy and i had to do a mock up quick, while being resourceful and its not to scale - well not the rooms atleast.
**** the modem is hooked to desktop via cat6 cable (maybe 70' of it). modem is from a wifi ISP.
hope these give you all the info you need.
Lemme know if you need anything else.
the CAT6 will always be the most reliable connection
the signal does not bounce of the walls it will do a straight path from the router to the computer. Therefore a signal going through a wall in a 90 degree angel will be stronger than a signal entering the wall in a 60 degree angel since it has less wall to travel trough