Improving Wireless Network Coverage

  User-0DA8C725-0C8D-4923-90DD73D87909B101 19:18 29 Aug 2004
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Apologies in advance if this has already been covered - couldn't find exactly what I wanted in a search.

I have just installed a Netgear WG834G router via ethernet cable to main pc and wireless connect to modem/router on my laptop via a notebook card (Netgear WG511). After early traumas (!!) it now works fine. I live in quite a big victorian house - router is based in back room used as a study - can get an excellent signal in the nearby kitchen - the lounge only offers a minimal signal and drops regularly. The bedroom offers no signal. I have read improving wireless coverage on the Netgear site. Any suggestions about how I can increase coverage throughout the house - e.g. is it possible to buy something that acts like a 'relay' station to boost signals across a wider area or am I confined to using my bb connection in the kitchen!!?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Diand

  merc. 19:22 29 Aug 2004

Diand
You can buy a repeater to send the single further through your house.

look at the broadbandbuyer site

merc

  mco 19:47 29 Aug 2004

Hi diand - I posted similar a few days ago -it's the old problem of living in a solid brick Victorian house - my best room for reception is the bathroom!! I've come round to thinking about a repeater too (saw one for £79.00 in PC world) but if you get yours before I've saved up for mine, let me know if you have any success.

Thanks to both of you. I had a look around and found one on dabs.com for £60. PC World told me that there wasn't anything that would do the job - so much for their 'informed advice'! However, I have bought a 50ft ethernet cable and have moved the router to a different location and now have wireless coverage to a 'very good' or 'excellent' level throughout the house - no loss of speed. At £20 for the cable it was a cheap option.
Thanks for your speedy help.

  _plAsma 22:35 30 Aug 2004

ive been looking for how to do that to! thanks very much! :>

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