Thanks very much for all the advice on extending wi fi signal in my particular situation. I think the Netgear Rangemax (or similar) is probably the solution, but as pointed out to me, I won't know if it works on our system until I try it. Can anyone therefore recommend a retailer who will let you take something back (and give a full refund) if it doesn't work on your system? I know nothing about PC retailers and live in a fairly cut off rural area, so tend to order things over the internet usually - but cd manage a 60 mile trip to large town if someone knows a good (Flexible) retailer. Cheers!
Is there something special about your system? If there is, go to a dealer who has specific expertise in what you want to buy and take their advice. If it doesn't work then, you are more likely to get a refund than if you just bought it in hope it might work.
PS - further to the above - there was nothing wrong with the webcam (Quickcam), it just was not compatible with a Mac/Skype! I got a different Quickcam which is compatible, by return. In fact, Amazon had not even received my returned item before they sent the replacement - hence 'less than 24hrs' .......
So where do you live then? I can't even get the technical information about the existing router and computers its talking to from my housemate as he's Polish and communication difficult! (You think computers are a problem!!) Amazon might be a good try - easier for me to order online too.
I was once advised by an assistant of a well known high street computer outlet,never to buy any unsealed products on display. He particularly mentioned routers, and people not having a clue on how to set them up!.
But going back to the subject. Contact a good retailer/supplier, tell them what you want to do exactly, ask them to recommend with a guarantee of returns if its not compatible. Viking Direct and Staples have a try and return policy.
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