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Windows 7: Help Me Set Up Wireless and Wired Network on New House

20 Jan 2010   #21
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well you basically have to measure it out...

you just have to test it out.. you kind of had an idea of what I did... becuase iw as tryig to split it up where the signals would be about even but your the one that knows your house the best.... the best thing is use your own judgement...


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20 Jan 2010   #22
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I'm not aware of the need for wireless N and dual band, is this a requirement for PS3?
No no, Wireless N is like 14 times faster than the Wireless G and have 6 times the range of the G version.

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Well you basically have to measure it out...

you just have to test it out.. you kind of had an idea of what I did... becuase iw as tryig to split it up where the signals would be about even but your the one that knows your house the best.... the best thing is use your own judgement...
Well you are right, but can you please do another version of your opnion, that photo didn't help? Here it's some more info:

Wireless:
1 priority is: PS3, Wii, and the first room.
2 priority is: Second room, hall and the last room.
3 priority is: Outside the house.

Thank you for your time, I will give you some more reputation points
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20 Jan 2010   #23
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTemplai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I'm not aware of the need for wireless N and dual band, is this a requirement for PS3?
No no, Wireless N is like 14 times faster than the Wireless G and have 6 times the range of the G version.

Quote:
Well you basically have to measure it out...

you just have to test it out.. you kind of had an idea of what I did... becuase iw as tryig to split it up where the signals would be about even but your the one that knows your house the best.... the best thing is use your own judgement...
Well you are right, but can you please do another version of your opnion, that photo didn't help? Here it's some more info:

Wireless:
1 priority is: PS3, Wii, and the first room.
2 priority is: Second room, hall and the last room.
3 priority is: Outside the house.

Thank you for your time, I will give you some more reputation points
I would defintily put the ROUTER in the same room as your PS3 and WII... I reassure you that your laptop in the room to th right will pick up the signal in the room with the PS3... the only room you have to worry about is the last room ... you may want to put your AP in that room so your laptops will get full signal.

My thing is that you should just really test the signal.

Put the wireless router in the room with the PS3 and instead of gonig throug all that trouble of installing an AP check out the signal with all of your laptops. if you are not satisfy, then definitly look into installing a secondary ap.
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20 Jan 2010   #24
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, that is true, I did not think in that! Maybe it's because it's 6:14AM
Thank you again.
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20 Jan 2010   #25
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTemplai View Post
Wow, that is true, I did not think in that! Maybe it's because it's 6:14AM
Thank you again.

Thats okay dude, its 324am here... but I had an adult nap.

I am a night owl. I do all my thinking at night becuase its quiet and no one is asking me to drive them here and there.
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20 Jan 2010   #26
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Looks like my work is done here. Carry on gentlemen...
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20 Jan 2010   #27
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Looks like my work is done here. Carry on gentlemen...
I guess, but you could tell me your opnion about the AP anyway.
Thanks guys! Your are awesome!
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20 Jan 2010   #28
RedBirdDad

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My gut feel is you may not need the extra AP. The DIR-855 looks to be a 2x3 MIMO which should give you a good signal and good throughput. The dual bands give you flexibility to use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz at the same time if the client devices support it. Many new laptops have dual band radios now.

802.11n won't give you it's full capability unless all the devices connected to the router support Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps). But even with standard Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) it's faster between devices on the router. It won't help your DSL connection though.

The router is normally placed near the DSL modem so try and have the DSL installed when the router can be centrally placed in the heavy coverage area. If you can get CAT5e run from the router to the PS3 and Wii that will provide the best performance for them. Wireless is good but it can't beat a good hardwired connection when you can do it.

You've got quite a few good suggestions here. Be mindful of the K.I.S.S principle: Keep It Simple Stupid. The more complex you make it the more trouble you'll have. Networks run best when they're not too complex.The more reliable they are the more invisible they become.

Good luck!
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20 Jan 2010   #29
TheTemplai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry man, but I still need some help.

I was at my new house right now, and this is the deal about the PS3/Wii room, I have a heavy glass in the fallowing locations in that room:


The distance between the last room and the first room is about 12 to 15 meters, the distance between the PS3/Wii room and the first room is about 3 to 5 metters, don't know for sure, but has a wall like you can see in the first photo.

So the thing is I can't put the router behind the glass, is it good if I put the router where is at the star? Or the glass will break the signal? Because if I put the router over there, I can cover the entirely left side of the house. The bedrooms will have cables, then..

And you think the Cab5e is suitable for me or you would recomend the Cab6?
And about the devices, if I plug the adapter at the notebooks, them they would support all the features of the router right? So what is the deal about this:
Quote:
802.11n won't give you it's full capability unless all the devices connected to the router support Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps). But even with standard Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) it's faster between devices on the router. It won't help your DSL connection though.
And the DIR-855 have WAN port right? Why do I need a DSL modem?
Thank you again, waiting for your next reply
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20 Jan 2010   #30
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glass will not break the signal...

Its more or less how dense the wall is... for instace... something with thin walls the signals will go through but if you have brick or metal steel in the walls then it will have a very hard time goign through

If it is glass you will have no problem at all.
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