Advice for potential newbie

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by fitzybhoy, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. fitzybhoy

    fitzybhoy Guest

    I previously had DSL but haved moved house to an NTL Cabled area. I have the
    750k package which roughly downloads from newsgroups at 80-85k per second.
    My connection is installed upstairs while I plan on having the computer
    downstairs (maybe). If I attach my wireless router upstairs, is it capable
    of sustaining 80-85k per second?

    Also I previously had a wired router and found the speeds between two
    computers pretty impressive when transferring files. How fast could 2
    computers transfer theoretically 1GB of data?

    How do I stop people in the area, stealing my bandwidth when I am on the
    internet?? I have heard that wireless is not 100% secure

    Lastly, I plan on getting this router and a couple of cards, can anyone
    recommend this router.

    fitzybhoy, Sep 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. fitzybhoy

    Dennis Guest

    just add incription in the Wrouter and keep the key in a safe place.
    Dennis, Sep 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. Yes. Even 802.11b is rated at ~5Mbps throughput ie ~10x your broadband
    capacity. I can sit in the garden ~100ft from my AP and still get
    full-speed internet.
    MUCH slower than wired - if you've a 100meg full duplex wired lan, then 11b
    will be about 20x slower.
    Enable all of WEP, WPA, Mac address filtering that your AP permits.
    Mark McIntyre, Sep 28, 2004
  4. fitzybhoy

    fitzybhoy Guest

    Cheers, the above means nothing to me :)
    All I used was a patch lead, the speed was pretty impressive (i thought)
    between the two computers
    Although I do plan on using the 54 cards
    Cheers again

    fitzybhoy, Sep 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.