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WiFi in a Condo

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WiFi in a Condo

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My neighbor posed a question to me. He inquired since I have a DSL connection would I be willing to have him access it via a wireless connection. I said sure. However, there's the issue of going through the block walls, not to mention our metal studs; which are an issue. The scenario being he is located diagonal of me, but not above my next-door neighbor. His unit is above my next-door neighbor's next-door neighbor. Is this possible? It sounds intriguing.
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    mjd420nova

    It would take some work with different routers and antenna confirurations, but it is possible. It might take a good tech a while to get the combination right, but you could do it. I'd start with a unit that boasts long range and also a card for the computer that also boasts extended range. It's not so much the distance involved, but the walls and their composition.

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    peetree

    I figured the walls would be an exreme factor.

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    bright-side99

    If your pc is a laptop, most wifi adapters have a site survey utility so you can see if you get signal over at his place.

    the wall is cinderblock it won't work. glass or sheetrock it probably will.

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    peetree

    I wish it was, but it's not.

    It's Cinderblock...:(

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Tell him to get his own connection. DSL Ultra (6 Mbps) without other services runs about the same as most cable companies charge for their high-speed connection. BellSout\\\\\\\\The new AT&T is still running the 3 for $99 special: home service, long distance, and either DSL Ultra or Dish.

    As for your question, it's possible. It won't be reliable, but it's possible.

    Edit: formatting

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    mjd420nova

    It would take some work with different routers and antenna confirurations, but it is possible. It might take a good tech a while to get the combination right, but you could do it. I'd start with a unit that boasts long range and also a card for the computer that also boasts extended range. It's not so much the distance involved, but the walls and their composition.

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    peetree

    I figured the walls would be an exreme factor.

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    bright-side99

    If your pc is a laptop, most wifi adapters have a site survey utility so you can see if you get signal over at his place.

    the wall is cinderblock it won't work. glass or sheetrock it probably will.

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    peetree

    I wish it was, but it's not.

    It's Cinderblock...:(

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Tell him to get his own connection. DSL Ultra (6 Mbps) without other services runs about the same as most cable companies charge for their high-speed connection. BellSout\\\\\\\\The new AT&T is still running the 3 for $99 special: home service, long distance, and either DSL Ultra or Dish.

    As for your question, it's possible. It won't be reliable, but it's possible.

    Edit: formatting