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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Wireless Signal Boosters


What are some of your recommendations for home wireless signal boosters/extenders ?

My router is in my downstairs bedroom. I have a garage office where the signal is weak.
I was using an older Linksys range extender stand alone unit sitting on a refrigerator in
my garage closer to the garage/home wall. The unit died and im looking for a replacement.

Any suggestions ? I want it to be stand alone unit which picks up the router signal, amplifies
it and sends it out to my garage office pc antenna.

Thank you.



Aug 31, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Wireless Signal Boosters


there are more then a few units available from all the major makers that take but a few minutes to setup and forget.
http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-range-extenders/
http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/adapters/linksys-RE1000-range-extender-bridge_stcVVproductId136607179VVcatId551966VVviewprod.htm



Sep 02, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Wireless Signal Boosters


add tin foil to the antenna of the router in shape of cylinder and point it towards the area you wan to amplify.


Sep 03, 2012 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Wireless Signal Boosters


Sunny Sra wrote:
add tin foil to the antenna of the router in shape of cylinder and point it towards the area you wan to amplify.

It also works wonders with rabbit ear antennas for TVs.



Sep 07, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Wireless Signal Boosters


I bought this one:

http://www.diamondmm.com/WR300N.php

It has worked flawlessly and has increased my reception from an average of 54 Mbps to 150 on my laptop in the living room.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Wireless Signal Boosters


I have FIOS and bought a second hand actiontec router to use as an extender/hot spot. Works great and was only about $20.


Sep 11, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Wireless Signal Boosters


Have 2 of these - one at home and one I carry on the road with my laptop.

Bought them 2.5 years - solid performance - inexpensive.

http://www.wirelessnetworkproducts.com/wifistation-ext.aspx?gclid=CJK0s7LIrLICFaReTAoddz4AgQ



Sep 11, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Wireless Signal Boosters


I tried all that. I had a Netgear Router and decided to upgrade the router. The difference has been night and day. Currently I am running:

http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Routers/Linksys-EA4500-Dual-Band-N900-Router-with-Gigabit-USB_stcVVproductId145330245VVcatId543809VVviewprod.htm

The wireless speed and distance have been remarkable.



Sep 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Wireless Signal Boosters


A close friend had a problem of insufficient wi-fi signal at his second home, out in the country, getting an adequate wi-fi signal between the main house to a guest cottage. I researched repeaters, this one had high recommendations, he bought it and I installed it for him. Works well

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=images&q=wireless+repeater&cid=8386999658556379808&ei=Q9WmT8qQC43vsQeFztCwDA&ved=0CBQQrRI



Sep 12, 2012 at 02:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Wireless Signal Boosters


I prefer to use either a router that has repeater functionality (a lot of new ones do) or an older router which can sometimes turn it into a repeater with free firmware like WW-DRT or Tomato. The router can sometimes be cheaper than a dedicated repeater (free if you have an old one) and can also be used as a wired switch to connect additional devices (printers, disks, AV recievers, game consoles, etc) that need a wired connection.



Sep 14, 2012 at 09:39 PM





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