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    Hi all

    I want to know if there is any reasonably cheap (and easy) way of extending my 802.11g wireless range? Im hoping for about 500-600 yards (or 450-550 meters).

    I currently have a Belkin f5d7130 wireless access point.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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  • #2
    I'm not sure what you can do there in the UK but here in the States we're restricted on what we can use by the FCC. There are after-market antennas that will boost the signal by 10-20 db. Are they resonably cheap? Not likley.
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    • #3
      I'm sure there is some law about it... but i have noticed that ive started picking up an SSID which is new. I decided to google it and found it was about 4 miles away on a well known road in Hull. Its some sort of wireless broadband outfit charging less than the local (monopolised) broadband telco. So i wanted to do the same but for my brother in law who lives 500 meters away! Is it Wi-Max they are using for that?
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      • #4
        You would buy a linksys WRT54g router and flash it with a different firmware.

        Sveasoft allow you to boost the range of your access point:

        Check it out:

        http://www.sveasoft.com/modules/phpBB2/index.php
        Michael Armstrong
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        • #5
          Have you seen this?

          F5D7130 User Manual - English Range Extension Quick Installation Guide
          http://www.belkin.com/support/downlo...105&lang=1

          Not sure about the distance though....
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          Last edited by syncme; 23rd April 2011, 06:55.

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          • #6
            Thank but this talks about using the AP as like a repeater to extend the range of your wireless broadband router but thanks anyway.
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            • #7
              I've had to extend the range of an AP on numerous occasions using both Linksys and Cisco equipment. In all cases, I've purchased an additional AP and set it up as a repeater. This is a simple process, not very costly, and works like a champ. Of course you have to have shelter and power at the spot you install the repeater. The only other option is to purchase a high gain directional antenna which is not an inexpensive solution. Good luck

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