Setting up a wireless network between rooms.
Posted on 2006-04-04
I've recently connected to the internet via ADSL 2+ connection and I now work from home and I have to run a 15m phone line from my spare room to the office. I cant get a phone line installed in the office, so I was hoping you guys can help me out with what products (I hear Linksys are the best) and settings I would need to get a secure wireless network up and running.
I have 3+ pc's in my office and would prefer to have one wireless device in the office with all computers connected to it and a wireless device in the spare room for my internet connection. Also in the spare room I would like to connect my fax / printer as that's where the phone line is.
My current modem is a ZyXEL Prestige 660RU-T1 ADSL 2+ Ethernet/USB Gateway. I would like to keep this if possible, but am willing to replace if necessary.
What I envisage is having the above modem with a wireless device in the spare room. To this wireless device I would also connect a print server to allow all computers in the office to print to it.
In the office there would be a single wireless device which would then be connected to all the office computers. I can have up to 5 computers in the office so fitting a wireless card to each one really isn't an option.
Help me please, as I dont have much hair left 8-))