Wireless Networks

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Michael Rodgers, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Hi there,

    Currently my 3 computers are linked using a 10mbit wired network with a
    10mbit 4 port hub. This works well for sharing the 56k internet connection
    (Dont ask).

    However, I'm sick of cables all over the place and have been thinking of
    moving to wireless instead. I've found some Dynamode 802.11g wireless cards
    on Ebuyer for 20 quid each, and was going to get 3 of them.

    When BT eventually let me have ADSL, I'll then get a wireless router/AP and
    add that to the setup.

    A few questions, however:

    a) Will my plan actually work? Some people have told me no.
    b) Will pings suffer as a result of moving to wireless? I'm looking forward
    to pings of 30-40 on my favourite games when I get DSL. Will having wireless
    affect this?
    c) What is the speed like compared to my current 10Mbit network? I know
    technically its 54Mbit, so 5 times faster, but you know how these things
    are.
    d) Is dynamode any good?

    Cheers.
     
    Michael Rodgers, Aug 4, 2004
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  2. Michael Rodgers posted:
    Rubbish! Yes, it'll work, I've set up loads of these networks. Using
    802.11g seems to be significantly better from a range point of view, as
    well as being faster than 802.11b. My home network is set up using a
    D-Link wireless modem-router with D-link PCI cards in my PC's and
    PCMCIA cards in my laptop. Works all over the house (and in a
    neighbour's house just up the road).
    Don't play games so can't comment.
    Indoors mine runs at the full 54Mbps more than 90% of the time. Even if
    it drops-off, it rarely goes below 30Mbps, so it's faster than my ADSL
    connection anyway.

    Just installed a Dynamode R-ADSL-C4W-G modem router at a client's
    premises, which cost £63.42 plus VAT from E-buyer, and included a free
    PCMCIA 802.11g Wireless cardbus card. Both installed easily and
    quickly, and are working fine. We are connecting a PC across the road
    in their warehouse to the main network, distance about 90 metres and
    through 6 walls. No problems at all.

    HTH


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    Paul-B - the original and the best!, Aug 4, 2004
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  3. Michael Rodgers

    Alex Fraser Guest

    Should not be significant.
    And how fast can you transfer data between two machines whose connection is
    54Mbps? Everything I've seen says about half the connection speed.

    Alex
     
    Alex Fraser, Aug 4, 2004
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  4. yes should work even without a access point - as mentioned by another
    person - without the AP you will be in ad-ho or peer-peer mode where
    as with an AP you will be in infrastrcture mode.
    You wont get the full 10mbit network and with wifi is shared bandwidth
    - so if your access point is 54mbit - and if three people share it
    then you will get 1/3 of 54 Mbit - althought in practice it all
    depends on what your network activity is like
    no idea - I prefer D-Link AP's and wifi cards
     
    Agent News Reader, Aug 4, 2004
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