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HPNA Adapters - networking thru phone lines

I would like to know if anyone can help me with HPNA Adapters - for networking two computers through the phone line. My problem is that one computer is located in my shop about 1000 feet away but it shares the same phone line. I want to be able to access the net on both of these computers through DIRECPC (satellite). Can this be done? Thank you

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a "conventional" 802.11g WiFi wireless network? You mentioned a shared phone line and 1,000' separation, but you didn't say much else about the physical layout. Standard WiFi is good for a couple of hundred feet, except under ideal circumstances and using extreme efforts, e.g., the recent WiFi contest in Nevada where the guys got a range of 120 miles (yup - miles!). I set up a system on a farm of over 150 yards between the house and barn using just a 3-year-old Netgear wireless router in the house and a high-gain Hawking USB adapter on the barn computer. The "features" that made it work were: a) a parabolic reflector on the router antenna made from cardboard and foil (instructions and patterns available from, and b) a clear unobstructed line of sight between the house and barn. The router is on an upstairs windowsill facing the barn and the antenna of the barn system points out the barn window toward the house. The signal is strong enough that I think it would have worked at a much longer distance. I was working with an old router that I had lying around, but if you were buying new equipment, you might consider the Belkin Pre-N line. People say it has very good distance performance.

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You've given me a ray of hope as I really do need the connection and can't afford to pay for two accounts with DirecPc. Will give it a go. My philosophy is "where there's a will, there's a way", and your suggestions are ingenious. Thank you again.

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