Plan ? Ok, as long as
you self understand
Wlan (wireless network )
at your home ? Can I install it ?
What is wlan? Unmystified we can
say it is small receivers and transmitters,
that are capable to send and receive data. The
frequency is approx 2,4 Ghz.
This year (2003) the sale of wlan
has exploded in my
The prices has dropped and sometimes it is a
better solution if
planning two or more pc`s in your home.
If you have a laptop pc as well, you will get
the freedom to move around the
house or garden. (if you plan well).
Wlan equipment has been that cheap, that you can afford it.
Most people in my country
are installing ADSL, and will use
more than one pc. Sometimes it can be
painful to connect
two or more pc`s
without proper knowledge The solution can be a router.
In my opinion, it is easier to buy a combined router and wireless accsesspoint.
Yoy will be surprised how easy it is, if you follow the manual.
Routers today has built in DHCP (gives you automatically an internal ip
it has a firewall, and wlan built (if you buy with wlan).
In theory you
may connect 254 pc`s to your network.
But remember, there are also some negative points to be aware
of with wlan.
First of all security. Remember to set up security on your wlan.
leave it open, people can connect to you on the inside
of your firewall.
has limited range, and may not reach from one
end of the house to the other.
listen to suppliers that says that you may reach up to 100 meters ore so. It is
optimal reach without taking considerations
to local conditions.
Unless you are not able
to read a manual or complete helpless,
the answer is yes, you
can install it.
Planning a wlan.
First of all, you may have a signal from an ISP.
(normally delievered by
Secondly, plan where you should place the wireless
acesspoint. The first
people do, is to put up the
acesspoint near the place where the cable
enter the house,
or hidden in a closet, so it does not destroy the view of your interior.
Don`t do this.
There must be at least a 100 ways to
hide a small box. Behinds curtains
is a good
If you will install ADSL, you will get a special modem.
or similar, you will normally get
a contact on the wall. If you are going
for wireless,it is a
good idea to borrow or buy a long network cable for test.
this cable to your modem an wonder around
with the acesspoint. Most wlan cards has
monitor. You can then put your pc or laptop on the places
plan to use it.
This can be done without setting up the router.
Just connect it and try.
Here is a picture of Dlink`s control program:
When finished testing, get the cables right, and
personalize your acesspoint.
Take a look at the wlan parts page.
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