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    Hi,

    My brother has a wireless network but lives in a large old house with thick walls and the wireless coverage from his router isn't good (some clients can't get a connection in some parts of the house. What I want to do is to attach a wireless device to the end of a network cable running from his primary router and so extend the wireless coverage without, if possible, any additional configuration and I am looking at wireless access points, wireless repeaters and wireless boosters ... I am a bit confused by them, are they the same or different and if the latter what does each do?

    Kyu
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    Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

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    • #3
      Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

      You need a wireless range extender, which might also be called a bridge, repeater, booster, etc.

      You don't plug it into the ethernet network, you plug it in to a power outlet, configure it for your existing wireless network and it "bridges" the gap in your range by "extending" it to areas that your current signal doesn't reach.

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      • #4
        Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

        A bit basic as well but:
        http://www.microsoft.com/athome/more...elesstips.mspx
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        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

          Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
          You need a wireless range extender, which might also be called a bridge, repeater, booster, etc.

          You don't plug it into the ethernet network, you plug it in to a power outlet, configure it for your existing wireless network and it "bridges" the gap in your range by "extending" it to areas that your current signal doesn't reach.
          Thanks ... something like this then?

          http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/54Mbps-11g-Wir...3A1|240%3A1318

          Kyu
          J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
          The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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          • #6
            Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

            No. More like these:

            http://www.netgear.com/Products/APsW.../WNHDE111.aspx

            http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WRE54G

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            • #7
              Re: Extending A Wireless Network?

              Or a cheap-o LinkSys like this? With this as a basic instruction guide.
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