I have been connected to sky broadband for about a year my router is downstair & my computer directly upstair in bedroom i have been able to connect to the internet no problem previously using my netgear router & belkin adaptor but last week my son damaged the adaptor & i can no longer get onto the internet i have tried several adaptors but cannot get a signal i have used a zoom,netgear but still to try belkin again have you any idea what has gone wrong with my signal thanks andy
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The 802.11g is one of the standards for wireless local area network or the WLAN communication. It was ratified in 2003 as the latest in the series of IEEE 802.11 standards. The newest version is an improvement of the 802.11b standard. The 802.11g can handle a maximum capacity of 54 Mbps. This is in comparison to 11 Mbps of the earlier 802.11b. For compatibility with earlier standards, the 802.11g also uses the frequency range of 2.4 GHz. The latest standard is also supporting Ethernet networking exclusively.<br />
Wireless broadband routers 802.11g technologies have higher speed. It is capable of quicker file sharing and printing than the older 802.11b wireless broadband router. The 802.11g router has more computer capacity than the other router technology. Bogging down of the network or the router is avoided even when more computers are loaded to the network.<br />
There is still a newer wireless broadband router technology. The newer version is the 802.11n router standard. This particular wireless broadband router is speedier and has more features than the 802.11g. The most appropriate wireless broadband router for home use is the 802.11g. The reasons for the choice are solid performance, overall capability and affordability of the 802.11g wireless broadband router.<br />
There are several wireless broadband routers available in the market. These routers are sold through the traditional stores located in strategic areas. Purchase of wireless broadband routers can also be done through the online stores easily accessible.<br />
Among the leading brands of wireless broadband routers are the following:<br />
D-Link DI-624 AirPlus Xtreme G - is a device which encompasses the elements of other similar gadgets. It is stated that the router is easy to install and reliable in usage. The WEP and WPA security are supported. The wireless router is functional at 100m signal range.<br />
D-Link is proud in its router because of the five hardware compression technologies. The DI-624 has a three-year limited warranty in the USA.<br />
Netgear WGR614 - is a wireless broadband router representing a tradition in home products. Remarkable signals are a feature of the Netgear device. Signal penetration is not a problem. Problems are solved by resetting the WGR614 router once in a while. The router is offered at three-year warranty.<br />
Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G - there are conflicting claims among the owners of this router regarding the installation, performance and signal range. Customer assistance is available. The owners of the wireless broadband router must be aware of the updates in the routers versions.<br />
Apple M8799LL/A Airport Extreme Base Station - this wireless router is more expensive than its competitors. Macintosh and Windows computers are operational with this router.<br />
SMC SMC2804WBR Barricade - is competitive in terms of features and overall quality. Macintosh, Linux and Windows users are compatible with this router brand. It has two detachable antennas, strong firewall and good signal strength. The product is worth buying since it is low-priced and has a lifetime warranty.<br />
Belkin F5D7230-4 - can be connected with Macintosh and Linux/Unix systems so with personal computers. Its Easy Install Wizard enables the router to be interconnected with the internet wirelessly in a couple of minutes. The warranty accompanying the product is lifetime.<br />
Buffalo G54 AirStation - is not a well known brand of wireless router in the USA. Difficulties are experienced in its setup interface. External antenna improves signal range. Similarities are noted with Linksys. Customer service is quite superior as against other competitors.<br />
There are other wireless routers that are cheaper in prices. These include those discontinued router models which are still functional. These brands could offer the best bargain for home users.<br />
With that particular model you wont be able to use it as a wireless bridge. You can however run an ethernet cable from the modem to any point in your house. the SBG900 i believe has wireless built into it, so you may need up with 2 wireless networks.
More information is needed.
Is the 'WAN' port on the Netgear router connected to anything?
How many friends will come over at the same time?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Linksys? How many ports are "free" ?
How many 'LAN' ports are on the Netgaear? How many ports are "free" ?
How many "spare" Ethernet cables do you have?
Is your goal to provide computer-to-computer connectivity,
or are you just trying to provide Internet access for everybody?
If you are "downstairs", is the wireless signal from the "upstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "downstairs"?
If you are "upstairs", is the wireless signal from the "downstairs" router strong-enough to provide wireless coverage "upstairs"?
If your router has the external antenna the signal will increase when you point the antenna in the direction where the computer is used the most. It always helps to locate the router in a central area and on the upper floors of a house because the broadcast signal falls like rain. Another trick to try is to change your broadcast channel in the router, the normal default is channel 6. Each channel broadcasts at a slightly different frequency. Hope this helps...Tennis123
The modern laptop and Wii will be no problem. Windows 98 will work but it can be much trickier to set up.
1 x Wireless Router - You can pick up a 2WIRE Router from around £20 on eBay
3 x Wireless LAN Network Adaptors - Around £20 each.
Firstly, the Router. This bit connects to your telephone line and broadcasts your broadband signal by radio and allows several computers to use one service. When you buy a router make sure it includes installation software. You can install routers without, but it's a whole lot easier if you have it.
Next you need to be able to receive the broadband radio signal on your computers and Wii.To receive the signal you need Wireless LAN Network Adaptors on each device. Network Adaptors also have software, which allows you to install the drivers needed.
Your laptop may already have a wireless adaptor built in.
You can check this by clicking
Start\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Communications\Network Connections
Then see if a Wireless adaptor is present. If it isn't, you can install one inside the laptop by buying a laptop wireless network card. Easier, is to buy a USB Wireless LAN Network Adaptor which just plugs in to a USB socket on the laptop.
Look for LAN Network adaptors that are suitable for the Wii and a separate one suitable for Windows 98. Most will be ok for the laptop.
Install the router first. just do what the software tells you, then install the LAN adaptor drivers on each device you want networked.
Finally, make sure you secure your router signal. That stops the guy next door using your network and offers some security from hackers. Your router will include a firewall and you can set up a key code that your adaptors will need before they can connect. Unless the guy next door has the key, he won't be able to use
your network and play your MP3s...hoorah!
Follow the instructions given in the software to set up a WPA or WEP security key.
Great fun, you'll love it if you can get it all going.