Improving Wireless Network
Posted on 2009-02-18
What I have is a 3-storey building. Currently, my 802.11g signal barely makes it to the 2nd floor (I have a wireless router/modem on the ground floor).
I'd like to improve this and thought of connecting a Linksys WRT54GL to my modem and attach 2 high gain antennas to the WRT54GL.
However, I also need at least one RJ45 port for an ethernet connection on the second floor, so I then thought of keeping my existing wireless router on the ground floor and using the WRT54GL on the 2nd floor in some type of bridge mode.
I don't think I'm fully clear on the terminology/functionality though. What exactly do I need? A bridge, AP, wireless extender/repeater, WDS, or a combination of these?
Also, any recommendations for products would be useful (I heard the WRT54GL was fairly good). My supplier stocks Linksys, Belkin, D-Link, Buffalo, Cisco, Netgear, HP, Zyxel and 3Com....
My existing wireless router by the way is a D-Link DSL-2740B-UK.