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Wireless Range Problem


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I have a D-Link Wireless Cable/DSL Router, 802.11a/802.11g, 108Mbps that reaches to my doorway in my room on the second floor(router is on the first. My computer is 3 ft from the doorway but it can't pick up the signal(I know this because my wireless laptop only reaches to my doorway) So what hardware do I need to allow it to reach my computer???( Preferably made by D-Link) Is there something I can add to the router to boost it's range without buying a new router??? Or is there something that can pick up signals from the router to go on my computer, like a range booster network adapter????
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Computernwebie: I have almost the <same> problem. My router is a Belkin. One would think Belkin would make a simple repeater-like amplifier I could plug in to a power socket somewhere between my exiting router and the dead spot -- but the advice they give is to use <two> devices to the job. I can't understand why.

I am eagerly awaiting any suggestions you get. ...wdc
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I wonder if getting the Motorola Signal Booster which connects to my cable modem would help...it supposedly makes the signal 32 times stronger, so then I could get as D-Link wireless PCI card to recieve the signal....
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