Hi, I have sky broadband and although the wifi is perfect in the house as soon as we try to use the laptops outside we have a very poor or none existent signal. The router is on the 1st floor at the front of the house. Moving the router to another location is not an option due to wired network connections next to it. Is there any way to boost the signal? the router has no visible aerial.
A home plug and range extender - some ideas click here. Home plug transfers BB signal to house mains supply. Range extender extracts it and re-transmits as a wireless signal. There are others ways as well.
Homeplug is the perfect solution - I've used it for years and it doesn't interfere with any of our numerous 'wireless' appliances including AM/FM/UHF/DSAT and Internet Radio. It has a similar overhead to 802 WiFi so offers very similar speeds to the end user.