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Wireless N router range extender

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    Default Wireless N router range extender

    Hi guyz,
    Thanks for ur support, I ended up with a Belkin N 150 router, but the problem is, the router is located at the basement and my room is on 3rd floor, so the signal is pretty poor(always). I need some way to boost the range so that I can access it from 3rd or 4th floor.
    Please suggest a list of possible range extender for wireless N network.

    Thanks,
    Aritra.

    Guyz, please suggest something...
    Last edited by joy_live; 17th August 2010 at 04:35 PM.

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    Default Repeater / Signal Booster

    You can configure another Wireless N router to get signals and rebroadcast them. Fix the router somewhere on 2nd floor or so.

    This is the easiest option, the most flexible one.

    If for some reason you can't do that, take a Ethernet CAT5 cable and put it onto the ethernet-out ports of your router in basement. From there, run the cable 4 floors up (around 16-18 metres) and connect to the Signal-In port of another wireless router.

    This is how most corporates networks are built up.

    People have also experimented with aluminium foil based signal directors, kind of a makeshift parabolic reflectors but that will be too unreliable for long term usage.

    Last but not the least, if you can get the primary configured on 2nd floor by relaying the wires, that would be the best.

    Also search google for the terms "Repeater" and "Signal Booster" and you should find good links at Linksys / Dlink site.

    I found this on D-Link site.


    DAP-1360 WIRELESS N RANGE EXTENDER
    (Sorry, the forum does not allow me to post links, just google it)

    Description from D-Link site:
    MULTIFUNCTIONAL RANGE EXTENDER
    The D-LinkŪ Wireless N Range Extender (DAP-1360) is designed for users looking to create a new wireless network or easily extend coverage of an existing wireless network. The DAP-1360 also provides an excellent solution for upgrading your wireless network to Wireless N technology, which significantly outperforms previous-generation Wireless G. Flexible and multifunctional, the DAP-1360 includes a variety of features allowing it to serve as an access point, bridge with access point, repeater, or wireless client and is ideal for use in an existing home or small office wireless network.
    Last edited by gurmeet; 9th October 2010 at 04:41 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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