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Hi, we just recently finished our basement, and we currently have a wireless network, but now since the basement is finished, we like to spend time down there. One problem, weak internet connection. I was wondering how a wireless access point works, and if you need to be wired into the router that's connected to the modem. Please keep it simple, I'm sort of a n00b when it comes to computers in general. :whistling:
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Awesome
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yes...for a wireless access point to work..you have to connect it to the router....this would solve your range problems though...all you'd need to do is run one single cable from your router to the AP and you'd have wireless access down in the basement
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Any way to do it wirelessly?
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Or, if not, what wireless router would you recommend. I currently have a Linksys Speed Booster.
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well...theoretically there would be a way to do it wirelessly...but if your wireless laptop isn't getting a signal downstairs neither would a router or access point
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well, we have a portion of the basement that's directly under the wireless router, but where I am, is probably like 50 feet from there, so It's on the complete opposite side of the basement. My laptop gets internet down there, but my 360 barely connects, but doesn't have a strong enough connection to be able to play anything.
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