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Wireless Or Powerline Home Networking (using The Electricity Mains)


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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:03 AM

Hi,

Me and my friends have moved house into a traditional terraced house with a bedroom in the attic and we are in the process of getting broadband.

My question is which is the best method to supply broadband around the house as I heard so many people who have wireless complain that the reception for it is poor and that to get a good signal that you have to be right next to the wireless router.

I've heard about the Powerline Home Networking solution where you use the electricity mains to create a network around the house and that this can provide good reliable bandwidth when using the internet.


If any one has any suggestions on this matter please feel free to contribute.


Thanks.

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#2 Wassim

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

A wireless router should do well and if somewhere around the house there is no good signal u can use a range and signal booster very simply.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:01 PM

If you have the funds, there are a few options that are available to you:

You can either attempt to boost the signal at the Wireless Router (AP) by purchasing a larger omnidirectional antenna. You can use a separate device called a Wireless Signal Booster or Repeater. Or you can invest in a higher-strength Wireless NIC card for your desktop / laptop computer.

Most 802.11g rated routers are sufficient to connect any device inside the home even through the walls inside the house. Wireless-n rated routers will push out a stronger signal, but the signal strength will extend beyond the walls of your home - this will leave your wireless router open to discovery by people outside of your home.

I would suggest getting a g-rated router and getting a n-rated wireless NIC adapter. This will allow your computers inside the house to detect the signal of your router inside the house while minimizing the chance that eavesdroppers can compromise your router by sitting in a car outside or in the house next door.
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