Extend wireless network range?

December 2, 2009 at 09:01:51
Specs: Windows XP
I need to know how to extend a the range of a wireless network. The computer is in another room of a building and the signal isn't strong enough for it to reach (possibly because of thick walls) and we can't easily use a cable to extend it. The wireless adaptor I'm using is an "Addon" 802 11g Wireless USB adapter. We have a wireless router: Thompson TG585 v7 but this didn't have enough range. I was told to get a "N" router as this would double the range, so I got a Netgear DGN2000 wireless modem router and have tried that but that didn't help at all. Can someone advise what I can try next please? Thanks.

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December 2, 2009 at 14:00:31
Wireless N isn't the solution for you.
Keep in mind, the higher the frequency, the less stable is the connection on a long range.
For stable wireless connections one use lower frequency means, wireless a, b or g.

Anyway, you can use a small parabolic antenna to extend the range.
There is a good one I tested within a building to get a good signal from the cellar to the first floor.

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