TECH How to extend your wireless network

Sexual Vanilla

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May 23, 2005
6,299
South Carolina
I've had great luck with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127063

I've used it on both the adapter end as well as router end with good results.

When I added it to my router, I went from 2 bars on my laptop to 4 bars while associated with my AP (according to Windows Wireless Zero Config)

When I connected it to my desktop's PCI card, I went from picking up 2 APs to 10 (I used to live in an apartment complex).
 

thunderbird

Active Member
Aug 11, 2008
6,292
Kentucky
lol video "don't mind asking your mom, she won't mind assuming you don't use the whole role"

assuming all nerds live with their moms
 

7960

Well-Known Member
Oct 17, 2004
60,034
New England
what are some good steps to take or things to buy to increase wireless range from a home router?
if your router allows for removing the antennas, replacing them with either higher gain and/or real directional antennas is the best first step.
 

TankedOutSuicide

These aren't the DJs were looking for...
Feb 1, 2005
5,092
Boca Raton, FL
if your router allows for removing the antennas, replacing them with either higher gain and/or real directional antennas is the best first step.

ditto.

Either that or get a router/wireless waypoint that has an advanced enough interface to increase the mW range of your wireless signal.
 

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