Hi, I am new here and I wish to set up my first wireless network. I am looking for a system that is as simple and as reliable as possible with no dead spots.
I have been looking at some wireless routers and adapters like buffalo, Linksys, etc., but I am confused about which equipment is best for my application.
Here are my specs: I live in a 2500 sq ft house with stucco outside walls and standard interior walls.The best place for the router would be next to my desk and primary computer. The routher could stand on top of a file cabnet about 5 ft from ground. The longest wireless run from this location would be about 110 ft.This distance would cover my entire house. I wish to reach two desktop computers that are probably about 75 ft from the base loaction as the crow flys. However, their signal would have to go through 2-3 sets of walls and or glass to get to the desktops or it would have to go a longer way and wind it's way through a narrow hall. The two desktops are older computers(yr 2000) that have pre 1.0 or probably 1.1 USB ports. . They have network cards but don't have wireless adaptors. I am planning on upgrading these units in the next 2-3 mos to modern vista based computers. I also will purchase a new laptop and uprgrade my base computer in the next 6 months. It will go from XP to Vista.
I will be using this system for surfing the net, sharing some files and my children wish to use it to GAME against each other. I get my interent service through cox cable.
So which wireless router is best for me? What adaptors should I buy with it?