Help With Boosting Wireless Router Signal

  Legslip 12:07 11 Nov 2008
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I live in an older building with thick walls. If I use my laptop in the same room as the router, brodband speed is fine. When I try and use it in my upstairs office the speed is awful. Any ideas on the best way to boost the signal? I do not want to run cables to the router.

  scotty 14:11 11 Nov 2008

One option would be to use an 'N' type wireless router (and a matching 'N' type wireless USB stick for your laptop). Wireless routers built to the'N' specification work far better in your circumstances.

  ambra4 14:12 11 Nov 2008

You can extend the wireless range via the house electrical system look at the

Netgear Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender Kit

click here

  aine 21:07 11 Nov 2008

You could use a belkin universal repeater, model f5d7132a.You connect this to your router using a cat5 cable, set the repeater to the same settings as the router. Unplug it then move it approx midway between the router and your office. I used one of these before i went to a LAN setup for the wife and myself, no cables needed, just a power point. Good luck Aine

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