Apartment Wireless Access Points?
Posted on 2009-02-23
Thank you in advance for taking the time to help with this issue.
Issue: Existing internet on 4th floor of old mill building (brick walls everywhere, with a central elevator) needs to be shared to device located in the basement.
Currently there is no router just one pc located on the 4th floor with a broadband ISP.
There is no efficient way of running wires.
The Device (not a pc) in the basement must connect via an ethernet port not wirelessly.
I would like to secure the wireless connection so other don't use the bandwith
My first guess would be to get a wireless router and a few access points.
However i dont know what equipment to purchase. I have used linksys and netgear for most of my wireless networking and they have worked o.k. not great. The location that this installation is to take place is about 2 hours from me so i want something reliable that i will not have to go and reboot monthly. Please let me know what you would suggest. Please remember that only 2 devices will be connected and they will always be 4 floors away..
PS.. I called CDW and they suggested the Cisco WAP200 Wireless G Access Point (PN 1138177)
I realize this question has been asked before and answered however most are old and i would guess that there has been improvement to the hardware.