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Deployed, need wifi help!!
Alright, I'm not at all computer smart so I am going to do my best to describe the issue and what we need here. I am deployed and there is a moral net that spits a wifi signal out over the compound. We are in a metal building, so the signal doesn't get in here, but we know it reaches tent city a good 300 yards further away than we are. When we showed up, the previous rotation had a router set up by the ONE opening (an exhaust fan in the bay) that was pirating the signal into the building. Bandwidth was bad, but better than nothing. Well, a new rotation of comm wienies showed up, and looked at the network, and blocked our router. Or, at least we think that is what happened. Several people were changing their static IP address (no, I don't know what that means) and they got blocked from accessing the wifi networks. We figure that is when our pirate router was discovered, and neutered.
I have been looking at USB port long range wifi adapters, but I really have no clue what I am reading. Will it grab a signal from that one fan opening and punch it to me 150ft away? Obsiously we were getting some signal though there before. Or, is there a device out there that DOES NOT need to hook up to a router, but can grab that signal and pipe it into the facility so all of us can access it? Here are the 2 products I have been lookin at. I understand that these things can't put out a signal to all of us in the building. Same thing, same brand, just get different reviews. Don't have a clue here.
FWIW, I'm running Windows XP on a Dell that is a few years old, but has no bugs.
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Last edited by EODguyJake; 06-08-2010 at 07:37 AM.
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