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Wireless router?

Never had an experience with these not sure what to look for.

Looking to have the signal go about 500 feet or so. Only load on it will be two computers not looking to spend over $100, but if I have to that is not a problem. Prefer if I can get it local (Frys or wherever). Any help is appreciated.

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Check out the DD-WRT thread. Probably the best bang for the buck but not exactly an out of the box solution.




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To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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Never had an experience with these not sure what to look for.

Looking to have the signal go about 500 feet or so. Only load on it will be two computers not looking to spend over $100, but if I have to that is not a problem. Prefer if I can get it local (Frys or wherever). Any help is appreciated.
500ft? Good luck with that. Only 802.11n has that kind of range, and it isn't even out yet. You'll need an amplifier or maybe some firmware and a prayer.
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500ft? Good luck with that dude, because there is no wireless technology that can span that distance. Only 802.11n can do that, and it isn't even out yet. You'll need an amplifier.

A directional yaggi might on N...but a standard G with an OEM antenna won't

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A directional yaggi might on N...but a standard G with an OEM antenna won't
I amplified a friends signal out in the country past FCC limitations with a big boom antenna and a custom PCB piggyback, had about a 1 mile range. Still working to this day, he just needed it so he could use the net while he was working on his land. but in the city that really isn't an option. You can find a few how-to's on how to do this.
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I amplified a friends signal out in the country past FCC limitations with a big boom antenna and a custom PCB piggyback, had about a 1 mile range. Still working to this day, he just needed it so he could use the net while he was working on his land. but in the city that really isn't an option. You can find a few how-to's on how to do this.
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why the fuck 500ft?
That's the key question, w/o knowing that a solution can not be provided.

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500ft was due to the size of the room it would be located in a warehouse...That length is clearly out of the question my limited knowledge of wireless has gotten the best of me...

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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Warehouses typically are better serviced with standard APs that have single cables run back to a switch.

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1. POE Switch
2. 2-3 APs that can be powered via POE switches (Use channels 1, 6 and 11)
3. Run cables from the AP placement to the switch.

Done. Assuming APs are configured.

If power is available at the ceiling, can negate POE switch/POE APs and save money. Still, you'll be better off using APs that are wired to a switch - that is connected to servers/internet/etc.

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Only way to go.
May/may not work depending on floorplan. Major drawbacks to a single device like this...

1. It has to be central, maybe existing gear/dmarc is on one side of the building
2. Likely not to do so well in a ceiling - APs tend to do better there.
3. Depending on traffic/usage, a single AP could get over utilized fairly easy. With 2 or more, at least each helps divide traffic usage over each.


Given how decent that device is, it could be used in conjunction with another AP. Typically for business purposes though I'll not recommend combined/all-in-one solutions like this.

Otherwise, if it's just to piddle on the -internet- for 1 user or something - a cellular broadband card would be simpler.

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May/may not work depending on floorplan. Major drawbacks to a single device like this...

1. It has to be central, maybe existing gear/dmarc is on one side of the building
2. Likely not to do so well in a ceiling - APs tend to do better there.
3. Depending on traffic/usage, a single AP could get over utilized fairly easy. With 2 or more, at least each helps divide traffic usage over each.


Given how decent that device is, it could be used in conjunction with another AP. Typically for business purposes though I'll not recommend combined/all-in-one solutions like this.

Otherwise, if it's just to piddle on the -internet- for 1 user or something - a cellular broadband card would be simpler.
if it's just a manager that needs access just get a sprint usb card or something like that.
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May/may not work depending on floorplan. Major drawbacks to a single device like this...

1. It has to be central, maybe existing gear/dmarc is on one side of the building
2. Likely not to do so well in a ceiling - APs tend to do better there.
3. Depending on traffic/usage, a single AP could get over utilized fairly easy. With 2 or more, at least each helps divide traffic usage over each.


Given how decent that device is, it could be used in conjunction with another AP. Typically for business purposes though I'll not recommend combined/all-in-one solutions like this.

Otherwise, if it's just to piddle on the -internet- for 1 user or something - a cellular broadband card would be simpler.
Well of couse, I was just typing a similar post. You beat me to it.
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Well of couse, I was just typing a similar post. You beat me to it.
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