I am setting up a company apartment in Philadelphia. One of my duties is to set up a laptop with internet for our corporate guests.
Philadelphia now has city wide wireless internet. Can I use a Linksys broadband router to serve the internet to the laptop? It seems like a dumb question, but until now I have always had wired internet to share wirelessly. Can I set up a secure network to share the wireless internet
I can access directly now, but I'd rather have a router between the laptop and the city.
I have a Linksys WRT54GX2
"The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other performance-enhanced SRX devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.
The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 combines smart antenna technology with standards-based Wireless-G (802.11g) networking. By overlaying the signals of two Wireless-G compatible radios, the "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology effectively doubles the data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to twice as far as standard Wireless-G. And the farther away you are, the more advantage you get--the higher data rate and reflection-friendly technology can yield up to 6 times more throughput than Wireless-G in some situations. The router avoids interference by dynamically switching to the clearest channel available. Even your standard Wireless-G and -B equipment will work better when communicating with SRX-enabled devices.
To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength WPA2 encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility."
I am hoping the range boosting feature will serve the Philly-WAN to my computer.