help, wireless router

April 11, 2009 at 15:17:18
Specs: Windows XP/vista
i have 2 computers, a wireless router. only problem computers are 180 ft apart. wireless works but because of distance goes in and out. someone recommended bridging 2 routers. how do i do this or does anyone have a better idea. Thought of getting another modem but cable co said I would have to purchase 2nd connection at over $40 a month

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#1
April 11, 2009 at 15:59:18
That's correct. You would have to pay for a second connection. 180 feet is about the maximum distance for a wireless signal.

Why is the second PC so far way? Is the house that big? You can try a wireless access point.


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#2
April 11, 2009 at 16:17:55
Thanks for responding, I do not know what an wireless access point is but when I clicked on your link it came up Verizon which is not in my area, House is not that big but I have a small sitting room off my garage with tv, thought it would be nice to to put internet too. Garage is 180 ft away from house. Not important enough or worth paying another $40 month which I don't really understand anyway, I already pay for the connection to the house, what does it matter how many computers I want to have when all my neighbors could use my internet for free if I let them.

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#3
April 11, 2009 at 17:32:52
That's very nice of you to offer but it's really not a good idea to provide that service to your neighbors. It could come back to haunt you.

If you still want it for yourself, you maybe able to reposition the router if nothing is blocking the signal or use something like Cantenna with a USB wireless adapter on your laptop when you're in the garage.

www.cantenna.com


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#4
April 11, 2009 at 18:20:28
Thanks, and for the record, I don't give it to my neighbors, I have it blocked with a code., just making a point to cable company that I would have to pay for a 2nd computer but people across my street could use for free if I had let them. I spoke to Linksys and they recommend their range expander, so I think I might try that. Thanks again for all your help

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#5
April 11, 2009 at 19:56:45
One more thing. If you are using WEP to encrypt your signal. Use mac filtering too. It make it a lot more secure.

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#6
April 12, 2009 at 03:31:40
i am not a computer tech person, i have no idea what that means or how to do it. I'll try and see if I can find out.

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#7
April 12, 2009 at 05:16:07
You said that your signal is blocked by some code. What code is it?

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