Brianc wrote:... The main house has broadband but his chalet is 100yds+ from the house so access to their wifi is not on (even if they provided the service). Is there an accepted way of providing broadband on extensions such as this?
Cathovisor wrote:Wouldn't a USB WiFi dongle from somebody like O2 or EE be much simpler...?
Cathovisor wrote: using a crossover Cat. 5 cable ...
Terrykc wrote:Cathovisor wrote:Wouldn't a USB WiFi dongle from somebody like O2 or EE be much simpler...?
I'm assuming that Brian's friend is using a Wifi enabled laptop or that Brian would fit a Wifi dongle to a desktop machine as required.
The device in the house must have an aerial which can be mounted in a reflector (no dongle I've seen does) in order to get the additional gain needed to (hopefully) get good communication to the chalet ...
Michael Watterson wrote:I haven't had to use cross over Cat5 since 10Mbps days. All switch and router ports are auto sense. You'd only need a cross over cat5 direct between two laptop/PC/Notebook etc when there is no switch or router.
Michael Watterson wrote:mobile broadband
An oxymoron. No such service exists.
Brianc wrote:I tend to agree that "the management" would not like to share their broadband with one of their punters so it would have to be the dongle path ...
Crackle wrote:Local Councils are under strict instructions from the Government to ensure that their services are made available to all via the internet. This is one group of people who are discriminated against and who will not be able to access the internet and the public services available on it.
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