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Extending to Wireless

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by TriedandTested, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. TriedandTested

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,397

    Location: Neptune

    Hey

    What product would you recommend to make our network wireless? The site isn't very big. Currently we have two servers, both running Win2000. Main thing i really want to do is to give my laptop and the new Dell Axims wireless internet/email/syncronisation/messaging etc.

    The current network will remain for the time being (ie non-wireless) but we'd like this as an extra.

    Hope that makes sense.
    Cheers.
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Wireless access point, hooked up to the network you've got?
    More detail would probably help.
     
  3. TriedandTested

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,397

    Location: Neptune

    That's the chappy..wireless access point. Something that'll give out a good, strong signal.

    More info: work network, win2000, 60 PCs, 160 users. Running the usual 100mpbs.
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Linksys WRT54G/GS. I know it's a router, but just hook to the LAN ports.
    Plenty of non-Linksys firmware (most of which features options to turn up the transmit power), and detachable antennae.
     
  5. TriedandTested

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,397

    Location: Neptune

    Sounds good, thanks mate. Will investigate.

    Any details on the firmware you refer to would be great, so i can have a read of that too.

    I do have one of these at home currently, nice bit of kit. Do you think it's suited to a work environment, eg size of area it needs to cover (including the firnware updates)?
     
  6. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Sveasoft, DD-WRT, there's loads.

    The answer's a lemon.. Wireless is a bit of a guess job.