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.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X2
    92ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=45023

    Thanks
    John
     
    fitzybhoy, Sep 28, 2004
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  2. fitzybhoy

    Dennis Guest

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

    John
     
    fitzybhoy, Sep 28, 2004
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