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« on: July 14, 2013, 09:57:54 AM »

Hi ,   we have a new laptop with winoz 8  ,  the WIFI signal only is available in a 5-7 meter  radius around the wifi router

Any idea how to extend this , would a Wireless repeater help ? have you experienced them ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 10:25:11 AM »

Just disable the wireless in the Wi-Fi router that you have and plug in one of these or similar.  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-TL-WA5110G-54Mbps-High-Power-Wireless-Access-Point-/121106120401?pt=UK_Computing_Wireless_Routers&hash=item1c327cbed1  they go hundreds of meters.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »

Roger , what is the difference to a Normal Wifi router like mine ?



i wonder if an ad on antenna helps for the WIFI router i have ? something like this ?

http://www.lindy.ie/24ghz-wlan-7dbi-indoor-omni-directional-antenna/52109.html
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 02:04:14 PM »

That Buffalo model should work fine throughout the house, its basically the same. Maybe there is a setting for output power and it is set on low. Where does your internet come from, which modem are you using?
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 03:05:31 PM »

I have a "satellite dish " internet connection into a "ARRIS modem"
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 04:16:24 PM »

Did you solve your wireless problem? If not, and assuming you  want better range in one direction, try making a reflector. I made one of these a few years ago from the inside of a pringles can (it already has the metal foil): https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+to+parabolic+reflector+wifi&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=j61eUo3DFsiA0AW78oHoDQ&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=923&dpr=1

Just slip it onto your existing antenna
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