Extend Wireless Reach

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June 4, 2010 at 01:29:44
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
I would like to extend the wireless reach for
my wireless internet. What is the best way to
do this? It seems I can change the firmware to
Tomato etc and boost the wireless output from
there, or I could set up a bridge to extend the
reach like that. It seems these two methods
are slightly advanced for my networking
abilities, so I would like to ask what the
easiest and best way to boost the signal is?

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June 4, 2010 at 07:26:12
Does your existing router support "bridge mode"?

If yes, you can get another router that also does "bridge mode" and then you create a wireless bridge between the two to extend the range of your wireless network.

Alternatively, you could connect a second wireless capable router to your first one with a network cable.

Tomato, while a great 3'd party firmware can't actually boost the power of the router's wireless network. Think about it for a minute and ask yourself how a piece of software could make any piece of hardware exceed it's power rating and/or capacity. Could upgrading the software in your car's onboard computer suddenly jump it's horsepower from 100 to 200 horses? I don't think so.......

I would also google "wireless range extender" and see what you find. In fact, now that I think about it, I'd start there.

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