General discussion


Wireless implementation in old, large house

By brian.duncan ·
A client wants a wireless network in their large, old house with thick wall that kills signals. What's the best way to implement? Here's what I've come up with - attach a Buffalo hi power G router to the cable modem (located on the middle of 3 floors) and link 3-4 other identical buffalo router units to the primary via a WDS star config. I will be placing one on Buffalo unit on each floor. Will this work? Is there a better way to do this?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

whats the size of house roughly?

by stephenmoriarty In reply to Wireless implementation i ...

Gee my house was made in 1770, and I'll admit to a dead spot near a massive chimney, but most of my house has good not great coverage with just one access point, admitted I had to study what other access ponts were near by, and find a free channel, I have noticed a lot more 2.4gz phones in the neighborhood as well as 2.4gz baby cameras. I can get a signal and connection on my back porch outside. to me its sounds like an over kill in equipment, I would fire up main access point make sure you have a non conflicting channel /as well as non conflicting SSID name and walk around with a laptop and see how the signal is on each floor.

Related Discussions

Related Forums