Hello all. I am new to the forum and have just enough networking skills to be dangerous. A+ and Net+ Certs in 2000. Self taught on my AP's and I am now finally to the point that I need help. Bare with me.
I have 2 Cisco 1200 G AP's connecting 2 different locations. Location A ( La ) I have a RVO82 router connected to a 50Mbit cable connection. I have an AP setup there using a 1 Watt booster and a 24db wire grid directional antenna. Only one antenna here, the other disabled.
At Location B (Lb ), about 1.5 miles away, with good to excellent line of site, i have the other setup as a WGB with a 15db wire grid directional antenna with a 1 Watt booster. Also only one antenna here, the other disabled.
WGB feeds a simple 8 port switch and in that switch i have a simple belkin wireless router setup as an AP for Lb's wireless access, which is the most used segment. (i will usually take all the freebies i can get, lol)
The signal strenght between the two locations is -49 to -52 db, depending on what time of day I check it.
I have had this setup for a couple of years now. I recently switched from a 3Mbit DSL connection to the 50Mbit cable connection hoping to increase my bandwidth with no luck.
When I first set this up i had a 6Mbit cable connection and it maxxed out at 5 Mbit at Lb. I thought i would be able to add more boosters and antennas as time went on to go from half duplex to full duplex (the way i think of it is one antenna receiving and the other sending, at both locations) so that when our ISP had faster rates available, i could upgrade. I recently read somewhere on the net that it is not possible to run full duplex in the AP to WGB setup i have. Is that true?
My main concern is increasing bandwidth on the WGB side Lb. When i upgraded to 50Mbit, i still only max out at 5mbit at Lb. Before i thought it was due to not being full duplex or weaker signal strengths (I've always had the 1watt booster at Lb, then i added one later to La with no benefit noticed except signal strength is better and uploads seem faster from Lb....) I always use speedtest.net to test the speeds. Pings from Lb to speedtest is 37ms. Websites are pretty fast and i have been very happy at Lb. I wanted to ask everyone here if its possible with what i have to increase bandwidth or not, or ask for other options to achieve it. Like i said, i am happy with 5Mbit. But i am paying for 50 and want to see how far that rabbit hole will go. Any ideas?
And i have more questions as well, leading into multiple routers and subnets spurring from Lb with their own AP's, but that is more for play and my own curiosity... 12 years later i have a great job and finally have some play money to use a tad of that Net+ but i've forgotten most of it.
....but thats it for now as i will wait to see if everyone calls me retarded or not before posting again. Thanks in advance ALL.