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Trying to set up hotspot

by simpsons98 / March 2, 2006 3:22 PM PST

I work for a 6 room bed & breakfast that is also a bakery/cafe. The owner wants all of the hotel rooms and the entire cafe area to be WiFi enabled, and I'm the one tasked to make it happen. A coworker of mine tried to set up a system while I was out of town for the holidays, and failed miserably. Using the hardware he bought, I've created a decent solution, but I want a better one.

Right now, I'm using a Netgear MR814v2 as the router and wireless access point, with a Netgear WG602v3 configured to be a repeater. With this system, range and connectability are okay, but the whole thing crashes about once a day and has to be power cycled. Totally unacceptable to me. I'm imagining that this is happening because the router is cheapo and can't handle more than a few wireless connections at once.

So I'm asking anyone out there with hotspot set-up experience: Do you have any suggestions for what I should buy? I want a rock solid router that can handle at least 15 wireless connections at once without crapping out.

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I have use linksys for my Wireless network
by Gakada / March 2, 2006 5:46 PM PST

it work with around 20 wireless and 12 wired pc.

But the network is in one two floor building, and mostly using a divider only (only 4 close room)

For your needs, you mightbe interested to look here:

http://www.boingo.com/

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Check out this site.
by elmo5409 / March 2, 2006 9:47 PM PST
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Hot spot
by JediChef / May 15, 2006 6:18 AM PDT

Sorry I'm late to the game. You might look into LESSNetworks.com

They offer a hotspot software that works very well. If you can set it up yourself(I did), the software is free. You only need a minimul computer and a wireless router.

Good Luck

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