Hi, I'm pretty well clueless when it comes to networking and I have a small problem with a new wireless setup. I've extended my Wifi over to my brothers house in the next street, at first he could browse the web but a few hours later he cannot. Have you an idea what I'm doing wrong maybe with the configuration, etc?
PC's and hardware configs detailed below.
#1 Black ADSL wireless Netgear box B/G series supplied by Sky broadband which is the main source for internet and is in My house (House#1). This is connected to the phone line.
#2 Edimax Wireless 802.11n Access Point EW-7416APN.
This is connected via ethernet to #1 (the adsl box) and pointing from my window towards my brothers house (House#2) in the next street.
#3 Edimax Wireless 802.11n 32-bit PCI Adapter.
This is installed in my brothers PC which uses a 32-bit XP os and is pointing back towards the WAP.
When I first set it all up it was working fine and my brother was able to browse the web but now for some reason he's unable to and I could either spend weeks reading through many forums trying to figure it out on my own or ask the very clued up experts here and have it solved in a matter of hours , so I choose EE :0)
#1 ADSL Box uses WPA-PSK TKIP encryption.
SSID broadcast name is hidden.
Brothers MAC address is trusted and is set in the Wireless Station Access List.
#2 and #3 use WPA2 with AES encryption.
SSID of #2 (WAP) is hidden and it's MAC is set to be trusted in the ADSL box settings.
(All MAC's are set to trust each other)
I've made a few boosters to extend and strengthen the signals which I've placed onto the antennas. Here's what I mean
but it seems impossible to get x3 Windsurfers on all 3 antennas of the Wireless Adapter, theres just not enough space. Will mod the antennas so they're further apart using some coaxial cable and a few SMA plugs.
My brothers PC says it is connected to the WAP and can be auto assigned an IP. The signal strength is very low but it's inproved since I fitted the play school style directional antennas and yet it is still unable to browse the web. I'm cabbaged, first it was working now it's not, Please help guys/gals. I want to get this done asap before my brother decides he's had enough and returns the goods back to the store.
Thanks and Merry Christmas! :)