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Increase Strength of Wireless


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Loganbiz

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:tazz: Does anyone have suggestions for increasing the range of a wireless network? I recently purchased a U.S. Robotics Wireless MaxG router to update my wireless network from wireless b. I was hoping the increased speed would allow us to successfully connect the XBox through a wireless connection. (We had some difficulty trying set up the Xbox wirelessly.) The Xbox dashboard will give information about the connection. While the speed seems to be okay (varys between about 30 and about 54 bps), it seems the signal strength is too weak in my son's room. The laptop seems to work just fine, but it's too weak for the XBox. Is there a good (for good please read, inexpensive and reasonably uncomplicated) way to increase the strength, or should I just return this router for a different model / brand? I liked that this router had a bulit-in print server. It was on sale for only $20. (Maybe that should have been a clue to me.) I was expecting to pay about $60-$80 for a router.

Thanks for suggestions.
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Oops --- Typo--- make that 30 - 54 mbps. I suppose 30 - 54 bps would be incredibly slow, slightly faster than the tape drive on my old TRS-80, but incredibly slow.
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http://www.google.co.....uter booster"

you may want to check these out...or search for wireless range boosters or something to that effect..i once read an article about making a parabolic antenna booster out of a pringles can...but i can't find it anymore
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Thanks. I'll try getting a booster antenna.
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