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    Wirless networking through stone walls

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    by jcafarel ·

    I may be setting up a wireless networking in a stone house. I’ve been told it might have to go through stone walls. Is there an AP or Repeater, strong enough to go through stone walls?

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      by nzbn ·

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      Stones not generally your problem depending on thickness, its usually metal that is the prime destroyer of communication. But in saying that you need a decent unit 300 – upwards of a grand to get anything decent in signal strength, Nortel or 3com make quite a good unit. I would not touch netgear, from experience their units are under powered and continuously going faulty.

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      by jepott ·

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      Any solid object can cause issues with your wireless network… depending on how think the stone walls are, they may be hard to broadcast through. You might consider a high gain antenna or a repeater with a high gain antenna. Another thought is to wire in several (like three) wireless access points throughout the building – this will also help to get rid of dead spots. Hope this helps a bit.

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      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to Wirless networking through stone walls

      It depends on what you are calling stone.

      Are you in New Hampshire or in a Castle in Scotland.

      Everything affects radio frequency to some degree.

      Metal is the worst, Concrete and Stone would be on the list next. The thicker it is the more it will affect the signal. Thus the crack about Scotland.

      The problem that most people will not acknowledge is that the signal has to go both ways.

      The use of a high gain antenna such as the 3com 3CWE591 placed in a central location will give you a broad umbrella of coverage.

      Good Luck

      Lee

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