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Extending Wireless Signal


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rhymin

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I have installed a Medialink Wireless-N Broadcast Router through a PPPoE connection. I have a guest house outside of my main house that I would like the wireless range to cover, which it doesn't as of now.

I actually have an old LinkSys Access Point w/ SES device, but I'm not sure if this will do the trick. Will I have to connect the Medialink router to the LinkSys Access Point with a wire to re-transmit the signal, or will it detect it wirelessly? Maybe I need a completely different device altogether?

I think if I set the Access Point at the edge of the house, it might reach the guest house. But, I might even need 2 devices to re-strengthen the signal as I'm not sure 1 will get the job done.

I have never done anything like this and was hoping to hear suggestions from you guys who are a [bleep] of a lot smarter than me in this area. Thanks.
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You could connect the older router via an ethernet cable, setup a different SSID and use a channel opposite the one you're using in the house so you don't have interference. Then you might google pringles can wi-fi or directional antenna how-to's hook that up to your secondary router and point the directional antenna in the direction of the area you want coverage.
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