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Now here is my set up, I have 2 Bitcoin mining rigs I just built and they are in my basement about 30 feet from me and even tho they get like 3 bars they don't seem to be able to establish a connection with the main wifi router.

Now I was wondering what options I have to complete this, my main sig rig is nearly 1 floor below the wireless router and has a perfect signal, my plan was to do a Wireless range extender (or something) then run a my 100 foot ethernet cable to a hub that connects to both of the computers?

Will this work or? And if so what is a good Wireless extender? Networking is one of my weak areas and don't know much. This is simply being used for systems that have no issue with high latency and the wireless extender will be nearly directly under the router.

( I also do not know how to set a wireless extender up, last one I had was outright DoA so.)

I appreciate any help in this matter.
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
Now here is my set up, I have 2 Bitcoin mining rigs I just built and they are in my basement about 30 feet from me and even tho they get like 3 bars they don't seem to be able to establish a connection with the main wifi router.

Now I was wondering what options I have to complete this, my main sig rig is nearly 1 floor below the wireless router and has a perfect signal, my plan was to do a Wireless range extender (or something) then run a my 100 foot ethernet cable to a hub that connects to both of the computers?

Will this work or? And if so what is a good Wireless extender? Networking is one of my weak areas and don't know much. This is simply being used for systems that have no issue with high latency and the wireless extender will be nearly directly under the router.

( I also do not know how to set a wireless extender up, last one I had was outright DoA so.)

I appreciate any help in this matter.
Extenders I have looked at in the past are extremely expensive you could find the cheapest possible router that its compatible with DD-WRT but that might be a bit out of your range technically speaking.... Google it and see if its interesting

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You could just throw a wireless card into computer A, and bridge that connection over to computer B.
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Now I just want to make sure I'm thinking of the right thing. I know there is a number of different options for networking.

I want something to take a signal from my Main Wifi and produce a connection "internet."

This needs to be transfered down a wire to my Network hub that'll split the connection to the different Mining Rigs.


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You could just throw a wireless card into computer A, and bridge that connection over to computer B.

Not possible as mining rigs do not have any slots avaliable on the inside for PCI anything, or PCI-E.

And they aren't able to connect currently to the internet from their position with some decent USB wifi, even hooked up my giant wifi receiver into its antenna still too far.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't you just bridge the Wireless Network Connection (WAN adapter) to the Local Area Connection (LAN adapter) in your sig rig? You should then be able to run an ethernet cable (which will carry your internet connection) from your sig rig's ethernet port to the hub.

Or, you could use a wireless gaming adapter such as the TRENDnet TEW-647GA. You can set it up to receive the wireless signal from your wireless router upstairs. Then you can send your internet connection to your hub via the adapter's ethernet port.
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So I can just run the Ethernet cable from the Hub into my Computer and those 2 computers will use my 1 Connection as the bridge? This sounds like the best solution since I'm running the Ethernet connection essentially to the sig rig anyway.

Saving 50$ on a wireless connector is always nice since money is a bit tight until these mining rigs are going.

( and I appolgize to anyone else who suggested something something bridge connection as it means close to nothing to me, I'm not very familiar with networking lingo. I think I understand now.)

And what would I need to do to set up this bridge? I have obviously an open LAN slot to plug into that should beable to transmit into my USB receiver? (This system also can't use the PCI card due to collisions with my Graphics cards)
Edited by Neokolzia - 7/31/11 at 9:42pm
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Are you saying that your sig rig receives the wireless signal from your wireless router by way of a USB wireless adapter?

If so...

Your hub needs to be connected to both of your mining rigs, and also be connected to a LAN port on your sig rig's motherboard (on the back of your computer).

Then, go into the Windows Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings -> Select the Wireless Network Connection and the Local Area Connection (that your ethernet cable is plugged in to) so that they are both highlighted in blue -> Right click and select "Bridge Connections".
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Are you saying that your sig rig receives the wireless signal from your wireless router by way of a USB wireless adapter?

If so...

Your hub needs to be connected to both of your mining rigs, and also be connected to a LAN port on your sig rig's motherboard (on the back of your computer).

Then, go into the Windows Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings -> Select the Wireless Network Connection and the Local Area Connection (that your ethernet cable is plugged in to) so that they are both highlighted in blue -> Right click and select "Bridge Connections".
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Alright think I understand I'll try and run some wires tomorrow I have tons of old hubs lying around.


Thanks again.
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