Wireless addition

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David Bradley, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. I have a Draytek 2600plus but find that a planned additional PC is located
    where the effort to install fix wiring would be massive task. A possible
    solution would be a HomePlug Ethernet Adapter system, but the end user
    feedback on this type equipment seems to be rather negative. So it's going to
    be wirless, however even that is not going to be all that straightforward.

    I could simply throw money at this requirment and buy a Draytek wireless unit
    plus an internal wireless card for the PC but my pockets aren't that deep so
    what would the gurus in this newsgroup suggest as an add on piece of kit to
    provide wireless connectivity?

    At the PC end, for security reasons, the PC is housed inside a very sturdy
    metal cabinet which does not bode well for good wireless connectivity so I
    would like to additional ask what is available as an external aerial which
    presumably would be connected to the ethernet port although spare USB outlets
    are available?

    Suggestions and help on this matter would be very much appreciated.

    David Bradley
     
    David Bradley, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. David Bradley

    Martin² Guest

    You can sell your 2600+ on ebay and buy 2600G or 2600We if you not bothered
    about speed there too.
    If the router needs to be in the metal box (why) you can connect wifi AP
    (outside box !) to your router, but it's bit messy.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², Jun 6, 2005
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  3. I appreciate your response. What could I expect to get for a 2600+ on ebay?

    I must have caused some confusion; it was not the router that was in a secure
    enviroment but the PC. Do you know of any external aerials that can be fitted
    to a PC instead of the usual internal card?

    David Bradley
     
    David Bradley, Jun 6, 2005
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  4. External aerials are available but remember that wireless networks are
    inherently insecure. Is the wired route really as bad as you make out?

    Peter Crosland
     
    Peter Crosland, Jun 6, 2005
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  5. David Bradley

    Steve Guest

    If security is such an issue u shouldn't put it on a network.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Jun 6, 2005
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    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Jun 6, 2005
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  7. David Bradley

    Martin² Guest

    David Bradley:
    You can usually connect aerials to PCI WiFi adaptors, but that can work out
    expensive and the length of the special coax cable makes a difference to the
    signal.
    It's much easier to buy an USB adapter on the end of a cable (you can have
    extension up to 5m). I have good experience with D-Link G122 and Orinoco
    802.11b.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², Jun 7, 2005
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