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Big help needed for affordable WiFi solution

Hello yall,

I am trying to hook my brother's computer to my linksys Wireless G router
(http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=601)

from across the street with a linksys Wireless G usb adapter
(http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=578)

The distance is about 55 yards away.

Right now I am getting very low signal and am transmitting about 2 mbs with next to zero ability to get on the internet.

I have another linksys wifi router
(http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=544)

and have looked around on the internet seeing how I can improve performance. I found no definate answers. I am thinking around the lines of using a "cantenna" solution but I am not sure that his usb WiFi adapter can be hooked to a pigtail. there is small antenna that in there but I have not tried to remove it least it become permenate.

I was also thinking about setting him up with the second router and having the routers hooked to antennas. Can this work? If it can how and is it something I can make like a cantenna (http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html or buy something simular but cheaper than http://www.cantenna.com/index.html) would I need 2 or just one?

any help on this would be great

Thanks

coma12
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Hi,

See if you can get a cisco aironet, perhaps on ebay?  They have a wicked distance but make sure you step up your security when going outside your house!

Cheers
Mohawk1
I am pretty sure that a WAP54G will create a bridge with your router. Therefore I would pick one of those up and create a bridge. If it still isn't enough, then you have two devices that you can use to make a cantenna - it will need two, one at both ends as network traffic is two way.

Simon.
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Hello,

I cannot afford to buy an aironet system even on ebay. I would like to keep the solution under $50.

If I hook the router at his house and get a signal, how would I bridge the routers together, wirelessly?

thanks,

Coma12
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Simon,

Are you fimilar enough with linksys routers to show my how to bridge wirelessly or point me in the right direction for documentation on how to do it?

Thanks
Coma12
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Simon,

Thanks for your help. I am going to ask reask the above in a seperate question since you have already answered my 1st question.

Ciao -
Coma12