can you hook up a router away from your pc

December 11, 2010 at 17:15:18
Specs: Windows Vista
We have a linksys n router that works wonderfully, but our son's laptop is in the apartment in the detached garage behind the house, less than 300 feet away but through a number of walls. He either gets a very weak signal or no signal. Can we move the router away from the PC it's attached to and put it somewhere where there is no PC? If not, how can we "boost" the signal so that my son can get access to our network and the internet?

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December 11, 2010 at 17:32:28
See the cable that goes from the wall to the router?

You can buy as long a cord premade as you want to string from places like Lowes and Home Depo or Staples.

Closer you can get your wireless router to a window or a wall next to a window [some windows insulating gas componets block wifi] in site of the garage and have him move closer to the house the better chance of a good signal you have.

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December 11, 2010 at 17:44:04
The maximum length for an RJ45 cable should not exceed 100 metres.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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