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Michael

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We have a http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=6 but the connection to down stairs is not great. And I think it is going to be worse for my sister than for me when she gets her own computer is a few weeks time. We are after a booster to increase the strength of the signal. But not exactly sure what to get. Any recommendations would be welcome.
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Personally, I would call dlink tech support and have them recommend a compatible device. WDS technology was still new and fairly proprietary from manufacturer to manufacturer when that was made (and remains so, to a degree), so there's no way to be sure of exactly what will work without asking them.
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I found their support page and sent an e-mail. I will post the result.
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I have the exact same router and I have problems getting a signal downstairs as well.I tried buying an antennna Dlink sells (ant24-0700) and it basically did nothing.I look foward to reading what dlink sends you :whistling:
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I got the last reply half an hour ago. Here is a log of what was said.

Me

We have one of http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=6

The problem is we don't have strong enough signal downstairs, with a
think concrete floor and brick wall not much of a surprise.

But we are thinking that we could much improve the signal (which drops
out completely much too much for my liking) by having an intermediate unit
half-way down the stairs, so the signal can be set to that, then on to
the computers. But I am not sure what to get. Can you please recommend
what we would be best off buying?

Him:

Dear Michael,
Thank you for your email.

Sorry to hear about the problem.

A Repeater may help but depending on the wireless cards in the PC it may
not work. Can you let us know what the wireless cards are?


Kind Regards,
Neil.

Me:

They are D-link DWL-G520 rev B

Thanks for you help
God Bless
Michael

Him:

Hi Michael,

The DWL-G710AP Repeater should work with the products that you have.
However please check with the supplier that you can return it in case it
does not work.


Regards,
Neil.

ME:

I am sorry to have to do this, but I can't find the DWL-G710AP Repeater on
your web site. I can find the DWL-G710 Repeater or the DWL-G700AP
Repeater. Are you sure you have not mixed the names?

Thanks for your help

Him:

Hi Michael.

Sorry I meant DWL-G710

Regards,
Neil.


Got to keep these guy on their toes, listing products that don't exits :whistling:

So that DWL-G710 from their web site is http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=357

If you don't have the came cards as I do, I could PM you his e-mail.

Edited by Michael, 03 January 2007 - 09:17 PM.

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Since my g router and cards were new I took them back to the store and went with the rangebooster n it was expensive but I get all my bars in the basement now as opposed to the 1 bar I had with the g card and router
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