Routers & Extenders & Dongles!
by ozwalt - 2/22/12 5:44 AM
My business is based in my workshop, about 100 feet from my house. I have a Linksys e1000 router (300 mbps) in the workshop hooked into DSL (3 mbps), but I'd like to link to the house as well. My laptop gets a signal at the house, but nothing else does, so I know I'll have to get a wifi extender. Also, my desktop computer in the house will need a wifi usb adapter. So, my question is this: does the repeater also need to have a 300mbps capacity for compatibility sake, or can I go with something slower. My max internet speed is only 3mbps. Also, re: wifi adapters, are they as simple to use as they seem? Just buy one, plug it in, and done? Or are there compatibility issues there as well?
For the record, we'll be connecting the laptop, the desktop, 1 DVR, 1 game console, and 1 handheld game -- certainly not all at the same time.