TiVoer since 11/2000
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Somerset, England
Wireless networking Q
I am trying to get my house fully networked, but it's a stone built farmhouse with three foot thick internal walls and its causing me some issues.
At present I have a wired network on the ground floor connecting my study with the living room and kids playroom where the the TiVos are.
I want to be able to have network connectivity on the first floor too, but running wires through several enormous stone walls is too much like hard work. However said walls also mean the wireless stuff doesn't have the range.
My idea is this:
I add 802.11g to my current wired network in the study.
In the attic have a repeater directly over the study, and then have further repeaters over each room I want networked (the walls stop at attic floor height). Data from the internet or the TiVos would then route via the adapter in the study to the one in the roof, then sideways from that one to one over the relevant room , then down to an adapter attached to the target device (an XBox, probably).
Would this work? Can a wireless signal "bounce" that many times?
And if so, can anyone tell me what combination of access points, bridges, rouers and game adapters I'm likely to need?
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