Reliable Wireless Technology
Posted on 2004-11-15
I have been asked by a rich client to configure for his home a wireless Internet connection. His home is big with 5 floors and a swimming pool outside. He would also like to have access to the internet while outside. Access to the internet should be fast everywhere in the house. For the moment he has a Dlink Router DI 614+ that he keeps upstairs. Internet connection is great when the laptops are in the same room as the router and they start to become weak when the laptops is transported 1 floor below. Reliability of Wireless Internet connection is unacceptable to him and he would like to improve it. He asked me to do just this.
I do not have much experience with wireless technology and this is why I am asking for advice here. I would need an extremely reliable device with access points. I would hate to install the technology in his home only to find out that it works sometimes and not other times. I need something 100% reliable. Which company should I buy the technology from? How many access points would I need say for a 5 floor home? How about the adapter cards.....from which company would I need to purchase these from...ohhhh....all the wireless adapter cards are integrated in the 5 laptops they have....so changing network adapter cards is not an option.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,