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Connection over distance

I have my main connection for my Broadband, set up in my Cabin I have in the back garden that I use as a office.   This works fine for me, but when I try to use my laptop in the house I get little or often no signal at all.

Is there any way to boost this signal or is there a way to put a repeater in the house that will pick up the signal and that make it available to wireless users in the house?

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Re: Connection over distance

if your devices support external antenna that larger ones can make a huge differece. Otherwise assuming you only want wireless then

 

- Extenders can be purchased but these seem to be very flaky and may only work with routers from the same manufacturer.

 

- You can add another wireless network to your system via a second router or standalone wirless node, this would be attached via cable to the main router but could therefore be positioned closed to the dead zone you have. If you get one that uses external antenna than you can also add in 9db+ ones rather than the normal ones.

 

If it is only one location that you need sorted and you don' use wireless elsewhere then you could use direcional rather than omnidirectional antenna but that I probably not what you want.

 

Personally for me needs I opted for a 2nd router, a linksys WAG354G in bridge mode, cable to the main router (albeit via some switches and about 100ft away, it has a 15db antenna attached and devices in outbuilding use 9db antenna and it is perfectly stable.

 

 

I got a lot of imine from http://www.wifi-antennas.co.uk/

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Re: Connection over distance

You may find some helpful information on improving the signal


"How do I boost my wi-fi signal?"
http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/boosting-a-wifi-signal-ask-our-expert.html
"WIFI ' Stretching the Wireless Connection"
http://www.laptopwirelessmouseshop.com/a852168-wifi-stretching-the-wireless-connection.cfm
"How To Increase Wifi Signal"
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-increase-wifi-signal

or try for example;

NETGEAR WN2000RPT Universal WiFi Range Extender - Wireless network extender - 802.11b/g/n
Edimax EW-7416APN Wireless 802.11n Access Point - Range extender
TP-Link TL-ANT2408C 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Desktop Antenna
There are many such examples from a Google search

 

Rodney Fry

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