Wireless network to another building
Posted on 2004-10-26
There is a wired network in one building that needs to be extended to another building. I would like it to be wireless. The buildings are opposite each other, max 100m between them. Nothing on the way, except for frequent lorries.
I have bought a wireless LAN access point Dlink DWL-900AP+ that supposed to have a range inside 100m, outside 400m. It is installed on the first floor.
One of the computers on the ground floor of the same building worked with wireless card (although the network traffic was rather slow and broken), but when I moved it to the other building (directly opposite on the ground floor), it couldn’t see the network anymore.
Does anybody know if:
1. Is it possible to configure a wireless network to reach the other building? What would I need?
2. Is the wireless network going to be slower then the cable one?