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I have a topic in Networking titled "Wireless Range Problem" that I really need advice or instructions on!!! My router that is connected to my PC won't reach my computer on second floor.....it reaches right to my doorway but my computer is 3 feet away and it can't reach it....All the full specifics and details are in the "Wireless Range Problem" topic
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You again! :whistling:

I had this problem at my house, too...with the machine in my daughter's room. To solve the problem, I purchased a repeater that uses household wiring to carry the signal. Plugged one unit in near the router and connected it to the router, placed the other one near her bedroom, and bingo! We have excellent wireless signal everywhere in the house.

You might also try placing the router on a high shelf to get it above wiring and plumbing installations in the walls.

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Just another tip... Try to keep the router away from windows and mirrors if possible. I hear that the radio waves tend to bounce if it's near them.
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What store or website can I purchase a repeater from...I like the idea of one..
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Almost any computer or electronics store has them. Radioshack, CompUSA, etc. What type of router do you have? Linksys, Netgear, etc? You might want to stick to the same brand as your router if possible.
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I have a D-Link router, which I found this product a wireless range extender that looks like a mini router.....But I'm not sure where it goes..
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Could you please give us a link to the product you have in mind? :whistling:
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http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=357 is the link....
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Try this link: http://support.dlink.....ctid=DWL-G710 Download the product manual, and see if that explains it any better... :whistling:
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Oh almost forgot... What is the model of your router? We need to make sure it's compatible :whistling:
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DI-524 is model of the router
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This is the one I picked up at Staples for about $80. I've used it with Netgear, Linksys, and D-Link routers and I can vouch for it's performance on all three. I tried several "extenders" without much success, but using the repeater I have excellent signal strength anywhere in the house. Some claim it is slower than advertised, but I'm seeing consistent 54 MBS performance.

http://reviews.cnet....74.html?tag=tpr
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Thanks alot both of you for the advice!!!

Edited by computernewbie, 09 July 2006 - 01:31 PM.

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We're glad to see that things worked out :blink: Come back and see us if you have any more questions :whistling:
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