Wireless Range Extender

  Kernow999 20:41 02 Sep 2008

I want to extend the range of my Orange Livebox. I have tried moving the box and changing channels but there is still a 'low' signal upstairs.
I have looked on Ebay for Range Extenders. Are these generaly good things and do they need to be specific for the wireless box they are linked to or would any extender work with any Wireless modem?
Any advice gratefully received.

  Technotiger 21:15 02 Sep 2008

Have no experience of extenders but perhaps this is as good as any place to start researching.

click here

At a guess I would expect more or less any extender, to work with any system.

  ambra4 01:13 03 Sep 2008

Install a Hi-Gain™ Wireless-G Range Extender

click here

Download the quick install guides and take a read

You will have to upgrade the firmware in the Hi-Gain™ Wireless-G Range Extender to get the max range

Available at this site at a much lower price

click here

  oldbeefer2 08:34 03 Sep 2008
  Kernow999 10:30 03 Sep 2008

Wow, I like that one. A little pricey though

  oldbeefer2 11:23 03 Sep 2008

I think there are cheaper sources on ebay.

  ambra4 19:49 07 Sep 2008

Take a look at this unit

NETGEAR Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender Kit

The kit consists of the XE102 Wall-Plugged Ethernet Bridge and a WGX102 54 Mbps Wall-

Plugged Wireless Range Extender.

The XE102 connects to an existing wired router from any vendor, and the WGX102 can be plugged

into any electrical outlet to create an area of wireless access

click here

  aine 19:36 08 Sep 2008

I use a dell extender (F5D7132) have used it for 3years never had any problem with it. Just remember to connect by cable to router to set the same parameters. after that disconnect the cable and plug it anywhere in the house, you are then working. Good luck. Aine

  Kernow999 13:03 09 Sep 2008

Thanks for your replies. Do you know if these work with the Orange Livebox?


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