Advice sought on Wireless Router Range

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by lenkehoe, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. lenkehoe

    lenkehoe Guest

    I am helping somebody to set up a wirelss network covering their hous
    and office, which is located in the classic "shed at the bottom of th
    garden". We have been provided a ZyXEL Prestige 660HW DSL Modem/route
    and I want to know if this will be powerful enough to cover th
    distance, reliably.

    I can't seem to find a reference that tells me what the spec range i
    for these products. I realise that external factors will influence th
    range but I wanted something to tell me what is the basic physica
    distance that these types of products will cover. We're talkin
    approximately 25 to 35 metres from bedroom office in the house t
    garage/shed office. Any suggestions for further reading, advice, o
    opinions would be most welcomed.
    lenkehoe, Aug 10, 2006
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    Christopher Guest

    With absolutely nothing in the way, then 25/30 metres should be OK!

    You may be better, if you can invest a few pounds, to purchase a pair of
    domestic Ethernet-over-powerline devices is made by Devolo. You connect
    one device [about the size of a power adapter] via rthernet to your
    router/modem, and the other to a distant computer via the power line.. The
    only physical connection is your mains power line. Their web site is
    Christopher, Aug 10, 2006
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  3. lenkehoe

    Reg Edwards Guest

    First try cable. It will probably be less expensive, more
    predictable, and more reliable for a distance of 35 metres.
    Reg Edwards, Aug 11, 2006
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    Martin² Guest

    WiFi works very well trough windows, place the router and the adapter on the
    window sills, if there is a clear space in between you can cover 100m.
    Martin², Aug 11, 2006
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    Unless the windows are thermal glass, not sure of the process to add the
    coating but I get much increased range in my garden when I open the
    french doors, I'm led to believe it's because they're K Glass.
    Clint Sharp, Aug 11, 2006
  6. lenkehoe

    Martin² Guest

    I get much increased range in my garden when I open the french doors, I'm
    Indeed, IIRC, thermal / K Glass has metal coating.

    However my WiFi works trough two sets of ordinary double glazed leaded (one
    real, one plastic fake) windows at an acute angle and over distance of 70m.
    Martin², Aug 12, 2006
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