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Repeating Wireless signal

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Repeating Wireless signal

My broadband wireless router is too far away from my laptop/workstation to get a contineous signal. Does anyone know how I could repeat or boost the signal from my netgear router?

Thanks.
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Repeating Wireless signal

Have you looked at the netgear site?

You can buy boosters and larger antenna's

Aaron
wandelaar
Grafter
Posts: 186
Registered: 17-08-2007

Repeating Wireless signal

If you do use repeaters / higher gain antennas make sure you have encryption enabled as you may end up 'sharing' your wireless connection unwittingly..

As part of my network I have a wireless access point and had a request from a supplier of radio broadband within the area to change channels as apparently I was swamping most of the village where I live and loads of their users could see my WAP.

I was not worried as I use 128bit encryption, but changed channels to save them a real headache..

I could have had up to 40 users accessing the internet through me for free though!!

No I am not using a booster, no I dont have a high gain aerial on the WAP. It is bog standard 'out of the box'.

I am located overlooking most of the village and as a radio ham understand about coverage areas etc.. I have done some tests and can see my WAP from up to nearly 1000m away!!

The WAP is made by Belkin..

Hope this helps..

Dave
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Repeating Wireless signal

I have a Netgear DG834g wireless router and use a D-Link DWL-900AP access point in repeater mode.

The D-Link it situated in the top/middle of the house and repeats everything from the Netgear.

I used to have 10% signal at the front of my house (Netgear located at rear) and now I get 80-90%

I also have everything encrypted.

The D-Link DWL-900AP can be purchased on ebay for about £20.
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Repeating Wireless signal

This will cost nothing to try. Make a cone out of kitchen foil, shape it round the router antenna and point at the receiver. If you can stop laughing for long enough, that is.
wandelaar
Grafter
Posts: 186
Registered: 17-08-2007

Repeating Wireless signal

LOL!!!

Nice One!!

Dave
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