extend wireless signal to 800 feet

Dell Inspiron 1545
December 25, 2010 at 15:03:21
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium Dual core 3 GB
Hello I was reading up on routers. I read something about N routers. What I read was that if you have a N router and go in to the configuration and change the mode to N only it will perform better. I have a Linksys WRT54G about 4 years old. I was wondering if the same applies with G routers? I set mine to G only it is a G router and my laptop I am on now is N but guess that part does not matter it is working. I just am trying to figure out how to get my sister's desktop to pick up my router. They live about 800 Feet and get well with there old desktop they got 1 or 2 bars and sometimes no bars. They got a new desktop but have not gotten a card they works with Windows 7. Just trying to figure something out because at&t saids they cannot get dsl.

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#1
December 25, 2010 at 15:45:22
800 feet is even to long for a cat5 cable. Wireless won't reach.

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#2
December 26, 2010 at 02:38:18
For a reliable wireless connection, you need real good antennas.
Also there shouldn't be buildings or trees between the antennas, that will attenuate the wireless signal.

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#3
December 27, 2010 at 20:46:28
If 800 feet is too long why does it already get 2 bars? I get his router with 2 bars sometimes 2. But they have no Internet right now and I need to share mine with them.

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#4
December 27, 2010 at 22:48:46
You can get high gain exterior directional antennas but as previously advised you will need unhindered line of sight between the two points. There is a reason why SOHO routers have very limited broadcast range. It is because everyone is using the same frequency and if one transmitter in an area is operating at much higher power output than others it will drown out the other users. Government regulation applies in most instances.

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