Solved How so I need to set up my Netgear DGN3300

November 30, 2016 at 17:05:37
Specs: Windows 7
I am simply trying to set up one of my old WIFI Routers that will be in a barn-wood house as an extender or booster so that I can get a stronger signal from my main AT&T U-Verse Router in a vinyl siding house. They will be approximately 150 feet away. I can get a weak signal now, but I want to enhance it to a stronger signal.

Both systems are running WIN7.

As stated above, I have a very weak signal without the extender or booster or access point. I'm just seeking to increase the signal.

I have 3 different routers to choose from. Please help me with the least amount of work. And I prefer not running any cables if at all possible.

The routers are:

VersaLink C90-327W30-06
ACTIONTEC R3010UW
NETGEAR N-300/DGN2200

I know the Netgear is the better of them all, but I haven't been successful in setting it up.

Any and all help that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated, as I am medically retired/disabled and the internet is the only way I get to talk to most of my friends including my fiancé, when she is out visiting family.

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#1
November 30, 2016 at 18:52:27
If both buildings use the same electrical service, get a pair of powerline adapters. The electric line will then act as a network cable:

https://www.cranegardenbuildings.co...

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If that's not possible, where is the AT&T router in relation to the barn? Is it positioned near a window closet to the barn so that the signal doesn't have to travel thru walls?

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#2
December 1, 2016 at 05:40:52
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I use PowerLine adapters and am most impressed. Better than Wifi and not too expensive.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 1, 2016 at 07:45:24
150 feet is a pretty long distance to bridge with an AP/extender/router.

If you can't do powerline and you can't get a decent signal with the router you may need to look into a couple inexpensive point-to-point antenna's to bridge the distance. I've used eNgenius equipment in the past and found it to be pretty robust and reliable and some of it is very reasonably priced.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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