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Q: Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

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A: Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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I have a linksys router, WRT54G, type G broadband router. I have installed the high gain antenna kit. My problem: I have tried and tried various router settings, etc, but the range from the router to my lap top is not very good. If I am in the same room, it works fine, but if I am in the room directly above, I get an excellent signal, but no, or intermittent internet connection. What is the efective range of these routers supposed to be? Is there a way to improve the range? As mentioned, I have already upgraded the antennas.
 

A:Solved: Linksys wireless router--how to improve range?

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I need to extend a wireless network controlled by 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router (F5D7230-4), will WRE54G from Linksys help?

Please advise.
 

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.

Or

It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 192.168.1.1 channel 6

Router 2 192.168.1.2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.
 

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Hello,

I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

A:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as speedtest.net with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?
 

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.
 

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to 192.168.0.1, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.

Irritated.

Ideas?
 

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router
 

A:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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Hi,

My new home has is pre-wired and uses a UStec TP-IPR8 Router (<http://www.ustecnet.com/tech/tpipr8.html>) to share my broadband connection with every room in the house and provide a home networking environment.

I want to add my Linksys WAP54G Wireless Router (<http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=575>) onto the network so that I can connect wirelessly too.

Can anyone help me out with the appropriate settings for the Linksys and/or the TP-IPR8 so that I can accomplish my goal??? They don't seem to want to cooperate for me!

Thanks in advance,
Colin
 

A:UStec TP-IPR8 Router and Linksys 54G Wireless Router

First Step: Plug a computer to the Wireless Router, change the IP address of the wireless router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesn’t conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

For Example:

- Main Router’s base address is 192.168.1.1, with a DHCP server range of 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.200

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.99

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink or auto-sensing).

The WAN input of the Wireless Router should stay open, do not connect any thing to the WAN input of the secondary router.
 

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?

Thanks.
 

A:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

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I live in a two story, 2300 sq. ft condo and my two upstairs computers do not get good wireless up there. I have also noticed falloff at the back of the house. Router is currently placed on top of my computer system at the front of the house.

My problem is: what is the best wireless extender solution so I can extend my signal throughout the unit?

Reviews I am reading do not rate Linksys extenders too highly, so it's hard to know what to use.

I want to use the lowest cost solution that I can and would rather not have to replace omnidirectional with directional antennas, which is one solution I have read.

I have tried digging through web sites for information, but I read conflicting reviews. Also do not know whether this extender needs to be hooked up through a computer or it can be plugged in and connected like any trusted endpoint.

Please note that I would rather work with existing infrastructure and add to that instead of replacing my router with a newer one. Configuring end points for our work computers can be a real hassle, even though it should be dead simple.

Any help is appreciated.
Elizabeth K.
 

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OS: Windows 2000 on Desktop
OS: Windows XP Home on Laptop
Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL 8-Port Router
Netgear Wireless Firewall Router WGT624 V2
Netgear Wireless PCMCIA Card
Motorola Surfboard 4200 Voice Modem

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless
...........................^.....................^.........
........................desktops.............laptop

This is a friend's computer network at her home which I was helping to add more ports with a new 8-port router:

I am unable to get internet access with a laptop which is connected wirelessly to a Netgear wireless router which is in turn connected to a port on a Linksys router

I am able to ping the ip address of the Netgear Wireless from laptop using 192.168.0.1 and the Laptop is getting an address of 192.168.0.2 from the Netgear device. This tells me that the card is communicating fine with the wireless router. I don't think I was able to ping the address of the Linksys at 192.168.1.1. from the laptop. I do not remember if I was able to ping Netgear router address from the desktop computer. The desktop is getting an address of 192.68.0.100 from the Linksys router. Are these two different ip address ranges causing a problem? I am unfamiliar with Netgear wireless products and I only found the internal config page (and login password info) just before I had to leave and I did not notice what address the wireless router was being assigned by the Linksys router or if... Read more

A:Connecting Wireless Router To Linksys Router

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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,
 

A:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no... Read more

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I read that the router has to have WDS bridging/repeating. Does anyone know if my router has that? I'm trying to increase the strength signal of the router or ps3 wireless card. The router has a range of 1k feet but the built in ps3 wireless keeps showing a weak signal.
 

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?
 

A:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.
 

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Hi all I have a Belkin wireless router and belkin card, which work fine however since moving into the new house it appears the range from the router to the PC is too far or possibly their are too many walls in the way.

What is the quickest and cheapest way of extending the range? Can I get a more powerful antenna? or should I be thinking of range extenders?
 

A:Wireless router range?

I'd start with the hi-gain antenna, it's probably the cheapest and easiest to get working. You might also consider relocating the router to a more central location.
 

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This may sound like a stupid question, but can a wireless router be used as a range extender for a wireless network?

If say I have a wireless router in my office, but my network does not reach my living room, can I put a wireless router some where in the middle to extend the networks range? or do I have to spend the extra money for a range extender?
 

A:Use wireless router as range extender?

no, the router should act as a repeater or a switch/hub, so long as the extending router has a route from your original wireless router and a route to your living room it should be fine.

wireless router[1]<>wireless router[2]<>computer system

essentially, the extra router will have to be assigned an IP address, this could be static to make it easier
 

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Hello, I have a Belkin N1 Router connected on the groud floor of my bungalow. It works fine on the ground floor but I have a Desktop computer on the first floor and I use a 'N USB Wiresless adapter' to make my desktop catch the wireless signal but it does not catch any signal. I have tried to enquire everything about these routers and everyone adviced that Belkin N1 is the best among all the wireless routers and can work even on the 4-5 floors of a building. My question is that why my desktop computer or my laptop (which is not wireless) not catch any signal on the first floor. Thank you and Take care

Jasmeet
 

A:Range issue with wireless router

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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have two Linksys WRT54G v8 wireless routers. I am receiving poor wireless transmission in certain parts and I would like to use one of the routers as a range expander.
Is there a way to use my second wireless router as a range expander? If so, how do I do this.

(Note: Only one router is currently in use.)

Thank you.
 

A:wireless router as range expander

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Help!
Have FIOS internet service. They provided a wireless router.
I just purchased a HP Pavilion d9000 Notebook.
Wireless router range does not extend throughout entire house (2 stories... about 65 ft long... router at one end on first floor... need for access at furthest point of other end on
2nd floor... of course!!).
I tried a Linksys USB antenna adaptor that plugs into the laptop. This did not solve the problem(still no signal at far end of home).
I called FIOS. Their solution was to purchase a "repeater", but from what I've been able to research, type solution decreases internet connectivity speed by 50%.
I am looking for a good solution (or product) that will provide a strong signal throughout the home. If a "repeater" is the only answer, can anyone recommend a particular proven product that will satisfy my needs? I cannot re-locate the router.
Thanks for any help/insight.
Webster
 

A:Wireless Router-Expand Range

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a couple of examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna
 

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Hi.

I am looking to getting an ADSL wireless router so I can use my laptop any where in my house and connect it to the internet without having to have the laptop physically plugged into the phoneline. A number of friends of mine do this, using an ADSL router, with a wireless adapter card. However as I am with AOL, who naturally choose to be awkward I cannot directly follow suit with the same routers - all the brands I have looked at do not mention specific ranges, how can I tell how far their signal would reach?

Thanks.
 

A:ADSL Wireless Router and range

How long is a road? That's a similar question.

There are so many factors that influence the range of WiFi signals that it's impossible to come up with a single number.
 

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Hi guys,

I have a huge house and need to set up a wireless network between my Windows XP computer and a Windows ME computer.

I brought the Netgear Rangemax Wireless Router & USB Adapter WPN824, however I only ever get a maximum signal of 17% to the WinME pc upstairs!

Is there a router/adapter compatible with WinME & XP that has a greater range then the Rangemax router?

Thanks in advance for any replys!
 

A:Maximum range wireless router needed?

Actually, pretty much all wireless routers will exhibit similar range. If you really need longer range, I'd consider one or both of the following options.

[HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster

[HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna
 

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I currently have one of the earliest models of the Linksys Access Point WAP 11 hooked up to my 4 port wired Linksys Router BEF which I use just for my laptop. I have cable intenet right now and am using Power Line adapters with my wired router for my other computers. However, I find them to be finicky with my new home's wiring though and they seem to break easily. I was thinking about going totally wireless. One problem is that my access point barely can put out a signal going up one story in my home. My question is should I put out about $30 buck for a used Linksys range booster or just get a new Wireless Router to use for all my computers. If so will the range be appreciatively better? What kind of speeds can I get? What router would give me the best bang for my buck? (I don't need anything super crazy over-the-top).
 

A:Best wireless router - range/speed/cost

I'm using a Netgear DG834PN Rangemax ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall which is supposed to provide better than standard range; perhaps this or the next generation of the same might meet your needs. (http://www.netgear.co.uk/rangemaxnext_wirelessbroadbandrouter_dg834n.php)

Sláinte

midders
 

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Hi I am setting a computer up in my garage but it is getting a very poor signal from my wireless router which is on the opposite side of my house and basically unusable.

I am considering getting a good wifi booster/extender etc. but with the cost of a good one ($70-80) it may make more sense to upgrade my wireless router??? It's been a couple of years since I looked into this, have any new routers come out that have a lot more output/range to cover my whole house area? (Just a single story family home with detached garage)

If anyone could recommend a good wireless router I would appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Recommend a wireless router with great range.

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Setup of Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range

Hi,

We have a DLink wireless router (n150)

Our IP network range is 10.10.250.x

I want to connect this router to a ethernet cable and be able to use it for wireless and also connect one or two physical computers to the back of the router (as it has 3 extra ports).

When I connect the router and have it issue DHCP in the 10.10.250.x range - the router gets a IP address of 10.10.250.209

As a result, if a computer is physical connected to the router, that pc get the gateway of 10.10.250.209 - while our really gateway is 10.10.250.1.

This causes the internet not to work on that pc.
I have tried to have the router issue IP's on the range of 192.168.1.x but the problem is then on my wireless clients I am not able to connect (map) to shared folders since the network IP range is 10.10.250.x (and hence different subnets).

Can somebody please help?

Thanks
 

A:Setup of DLink Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range

What is the modem used with this router?

Are you connecting this router to another router, or directly to a broadband modem?
 

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HELP !!
my wifes ibook will only run 80211.b and cannot use wpa security as per my orange broadband router - but it did work with my old dell 1184 router previously.

The desktop pc has a wired connection to a sky router on the top floor, which is wireless but the mac cant connect to it as it is just out of range from the ground floor..

On the middle floor is orange broadband using a siemens wireless router which is within range but using wps psk - so cant connect to it..

What I would like to do is connect wirelessly via the DELL 1184 - using the orange broadband connection..

I can connect routers using network cables to set up - but want to run the dell in the living room using just a power cable and wireless connection..

I want to set up the routers using my dell 1555 studio laptop and then just connect up using the mac.. I think I might need to put the orange settings into the dell router ?

can someone pls list blow by blow instructions of how to set up the routers to talk to each other and then other wireless devices - security can only be none or wep on the dell even if wpa psk on the orange one - is that possible ?

anyway any help would be gratefully received - i've spent all afternoon swearing at the dell 1184 !!

Thanks

POSTSCRIPT: reset to factory defaults and wireless is not transmitting ?? switched on but not hooked up to an adsl connection is that why ??
WILL THIS DELL EVEN WORK IN THIS WAY ?? OR SHOULD I JUST GO BUY A REPEATER ?
 

A:extending range of wireless router for wifes mac

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

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Hi

I'm not sure which wireless router would be best.I'm trying to help my father get one for his bed and breakfast, so they need:
- good signal for 30m on two floors
- 8-12 simultaneous connections
- maybe bandwidth limiting for each connection
- good security options for users and themselves
- anything less than £100

I've had a look at:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127028

Does that look good, or should I be looking at something else?

It seems like a real challenge to find the right thing.

Thanks!
 

A:Hard to find the right wireless router with range?

Truthfully, you'd be better served IMO with several more inexpensive routers wired as wireless access points placed at strategic locations. I'd use three, one about at about 5m from each extreme end and one in the middle. I'd configure them on channels 1, 6, 11 (or similarly spaced to avoid interference and channel overlap. One of the routers would be connected directly to the broadband service the other two would be configured as access points. You can also use real WAP units, but it's common to be able to buy wireless routers for far less than a WAP, and they offer the same functionality for your use. You would need to run a cable between the three router locations and to the broadband modem (if not located with one of the routers).

The advantage of this configuration is it gives you much better coverage than any single router, and it also spreads the wireless access over multiple connections. Eight 802.11g connections on a single wireless router or WAP results in very slow access for all of them. 802.11g is half duplex and operates on a contention basis, the more connections you have, the slower things get. By the time you get to 8-10 connections, it's starting to look like poor dial-up service! Spreading the wireless connections over multiple wireless access points will greatly ease this congestion.

Here's the recipe for configuring the secondary routers as WAP units.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The &qu... Read more

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Large house with twists and turns, 2 story, 3500 sq ft. Current router only works in half the house.

Looking for way to solve the problem economically as possible. Booster??

Thanks all for your help.
Bill

A:Can someone recommend a wireless router with extra range?

Premiertek powerlink hermes 11bgn usb 1w hi-power adapter 2x9dbi antenna

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Hi everyone and thanks for you time

We have a rather large spread on our property, and had a little tussle over placement of our Wireless G router (Lynksys). I've read enough about Wireless-N to know it would be a good opportunity to upgrade and convinced our landlord to do so.

However I'm not seeing any noticeable difference in terms of the network range after installing the Linksys WRT150N - I'm still stuck at about 100 feet with a direct line of sight, which is no difference from the previous router. I have little concern for speed as our local cable internet maxes out at 600 KB/s regardless, so I figured we would be set to go with our existing wireless cards.

My question then is - is it necessary to install Wireless N cards in our laptops to improve the range? Can't find much on this topic through Google.
 

A:Need Wireless-N card to boost Wireless-N router range?

I think it helps a little, however im not 100% sure, talk to your landlord about getting a range extender, you just plug them into the wall.
 

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I am travelling and would like to have extended WIFI range for my motorhome.
I have tried to buy components including antennas and amplifiers but they're not
very convenient and performance is hit and miss. Frankly, I just don't have the technical
knowledge necessary to deal with wired amplifiers and other commercially available hardware.
Ideally, I would like to have an outdoor (weatherproof), wireless router (mounted on top
of my motorhome), with an built-in antenna that would greatly increase operational WIFI range.
I would like to connect in the same way that I connect to my wireless router at home
(including encryption) and be able to view available networks (just like I do at home).

Does such a thing exist?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
Al
 

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I have recently installed a Linksys wireless-G broadband router. I use this to connect to a laptop. Everything works ok, on the host and laptop. Only problem I have is I cant log on to ebay. If I disconnect the router, and plug the cable modem into the LAN card, I can then log on to ebay. But when I reconnect router, I have the same problem. So far I have only noticed the fault with ebay. Any ideas please?

John
 

A:Linksys wireless router

Is the eBay problem only with the wireless machine, or even if it's wired to the router? I have no problems with an aging D-Link DI-614+ either wired or wireless. Perhaps some firewall setting in the router? Have you tried it reset to factory defaults and see if it still has the problem?
 

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Hello to everyone

I'm new here but hope I can count on your help.

I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router with which I use for VoIP. The problem is that I cannot even access it on its own IP 192.168.1.1. (see pic 1)

Reinstallation has failed (see pic2) to go on as it keeps claiming that my Device is not connected to the PC (false claim because I'm on Internet through it). It worked in the past (when I bought it, I installed without any problem and accessed the config page). But after shutting down my entire system for few days vacation, we now can't use the VoIP (Led is permanently out). Attempts to access the config page after even pressing "Reset" for several seconds returns with the message "The connection was refused when attempting to access 192.168.1.1"

Hmmm, A bit frustrating for a person like me who is not a techie

I'm not on a firewall or any AV.

Could anyone help point me to what I'm missing?
Thank you
Arum
Pic 2
Pic 1
 

A:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router help please

A person HERE found a fix HERE

If you find the fix there,please tell us what it was.
 

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I just bought a Linksys 802.11g router to replace my 802.11b router. the problem is that when i load the cd that came with it (setup wizard) to setup and configure the router, it gets to 99% and says the PC isn't connected to the internet... I have gone and did the manual configuration and i can surf the web no problem, but I can't get my email. I use outlook express, and it says "The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D"The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

I'm thinking that maybe i need to open a firewall port but i dont know which one or even how to do so, can someone please help... thanks
 

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Anybody can help me to install one wireless router Linksys Wireless - G. I have lost the installation cd. This can be done straight from windows settings but i don't know how to do it.
THX

A:Wireless router Linksys

Hi.

This is the main website of Linksys

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

In the FAQ section you can find anything you like.
I you want to change settings in the router you have to be wired connected.
2 easy ways to enter router

Go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click the House/Home Icon first to be able to see the router icon,right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,find the firewall\configure,select standard,Apply and exit.

Another way to get there is by typing the router IP address in your web browser.

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I have a linksys 802.11g router and I am trying to use the wireless connect with my work Laptop. I have full admi rights to the laptop but I cannot get the network signal to stay connected. This is a new system, my old laptop worked just fine until the internal keyboard and processor crashed so my company provided me with a newer but old Gateway laptop with a 700mhz processor running windows xp pro. My problem is that I can install the software for the USB antenna or the software for the PCMCIA card antenna but neith will stay connected to the router the connections keep dropping. I have not had a problem before with this router and I have not moved a thing the only changes are the laptop I'm using. I can stand anywhere in my house with my PDA and Wirelessly connect to the internet but when I use my laptop I have several connection issues. The system will not stay connected to the router via the antenna, it's like the protocol is not exactly right for some reason. When the connect I receive a very weak signal and it keeps dropping. But if I set my pda right next to the PC everything connects on the PDA with a full signal also if I use the USB antenna or the PCMCIA card in another laptop for testing purposes it seem to work fine. I hope some one can give me some Ideas. I have loaded the updated drivers for each card and have not seen any improvement. Thanks,
Hope you can help
 

A:Using a wireless Linksys router

Update the wireless drivers to the latest version downloaded from the internet. Update the router firmware to the latest version.

Try some other encryption scheme. WPA instead of WPA2, WEP instead of WPA if all else fails.
 

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I have the Wireless - G WRT54G router and 2 USB Network adapters WUSB54G. 1 of the adapters works perfectly, I am running XP on that computer. The
other however says that there is no association with access point and that
the adapter is not active. On this computer I am running Windows 98. Have
there been any issues with this? If so please e-mail what I might be able to
do to correct this problem.
 

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Hey
I have a new router WRT54GS that I have hardwired to my desktop. No problems there. I am trying to set up an old Laptop, Dell Latitude, with Win2K on it. I have purchased a notebook adapter from Linksys also, WPC54G.
I have 2 problems with connecting,
1 It seems that every time that I close the lid on the laptop it disconnects the notebook adapter, the power light goes out. When waking up the laptop the adapter does not wake up. I have checked my power options and don't have anything shutting down, only going to standby mode.
2 Also I have tried the WEP security setting with the router, it seems that connecting with the laptop is hit and miss. Right now a whole lot of misses.
Any help
Thanks
 

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I just bought a new Linksys Wireless-N Router WRT160N v.2
I will randomly get a message when trying to view any website saying "Firefox Cannot find server at [ URL ]. I reset the router, updated firmware, cloned my pc mac address, disabled and enabled firewalls. I called Linksys and they ran me through all of the above steps again. I called them three times and they finally tried to charge me $30 to get anymore help. They said it was not the router and that it was the browser. To make a long story short, in the end I formatted my HDD to see if that would finally fix the problem. Now I am coming to you all for help. There was also one time where the only website I could go to was Google, but no other website. I forgot to metion that the whole time this happens it is completey random and usually just typing in 192.168.1.1 and going to the settings (without chaning anything) and hitting the refresh button on the page that will not load fixes the problem for about another 10 minutes. I am starting to think that I might have a faulty router, but I no longer have the reciept and cannot get it exchanged. So if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Mod edit: Remove email address.
 

A:HELP Please Linksys Wireless-N Router

Connect directly to the modem and see if you still have the issue. This will eliminate the router from the picture and tell us if it's the router or some other cause.

Note that I removed your email address from the message. Unless you want tons of SPAM, that's a bad idea. Also, we like to keep all the support in the forum, it helps insure better quality results with peer review of the answers.
 

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I purchased a 2nd router to boost my wireless range...My question is....in order to set this up, is all I have to do is set router 2 outside the range of the DHCP and turn OFF DHCP on router 2. Then I can successfully connect the two routers and if I am upstairs use router1 and downstairs use router2 wireless signal?

EDIT ---
What would be the pros/cons of using the same SSID? I know one benefit would be not having to set-up each device to connect to the new network name of router 2, but IDK what problems this could ensue. One immediate problem I can think of is if a device could not connect I wouldn't know which router (router1 or router2) the device was unable to connect to immediately. What's the advice of the greater knowledge here?
 

A:Solved: Boost Wireless Range By Adding 2nd Router

With two SSIDs you can, as you said, control to which network you connect. With both having the same SSID sometimes Windows randomly switches from one network to the other and does not always choose the one with the strongest signal. If it were me I would start with using just one SSID, but be prepared to change if I had problems.
 

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I am in need of a range extender to boost my WiFi access abilities. I am finding our cell phones not working as well in one part of the house as the other.

I have a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. This serves much of the home quite well actually. But it begins to fade when connecting from the great room.

I happen to already have an old Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point.

Is there a way for me to get the Belkin to receive and boost the signal strength from the Netgear router? Or, is this equipment proprietary to the point they will not work together? And if so, I assume I will need to pick up a Netgear range extender? Or, are there other options?

Thank you for considering to assist me.
 

A:Netgear Router to Belkin Wireless G Range Extender

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A client of mine has a very large house and wants to extend the range of his wireless signal. He is able to get signal everywhere except the kitchen.

Which range extender or access point is the best one to pair up with 2Wire's modem/wireless router?

If there is not a reliable one, then I could just use Linksys products.

I could hook up a WRT54G to the 2wire and have that be a hard connection, and then get a WAP54G to act as a repeater. Or, should I get two WAP54G's and not get the WRT54G and set it up the same way I just described? And would I set up the 2Wire as a bridge? Is that possible? Links as to how?

Thanks.
 

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I currently have a TP-Link WR841N as my main wireless router( connects from the cable to modem to TP-Link). I get pretty good range with the TP-Link but the wireless signal doesn't cover my garage area.I was thinking about running a network cable to my garage and hooking up my Linksys WRT54G wireless router so that the wireless signal covers that area.
What do I need to do to set this up? Is it as easy as just plugging in my Linksys router to a network cable and then just being able to connect a laptop wirelessly? It would be great if I could just walk outside and as I moved toward the garage the laptop would just pick up the new routers wireless signal. But if that isn't possible or requires to much then I would be ok with having to just switch and reconnect to the Linksys router everytime I went to the garage.
Thanks for all your help.
 

A:How do I add another router to my home network to extend my wireless range?

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I have a Sierra Wireless Internet Card (USB) that is connected to my desktop computer. I also have a wireless network setup, and working, in my home with a Linksys WRT54G Router. The network works perfectly with respect to connecting my computers (Dell Desktop - wired & Mac Laptop - wireless) and sharing files. The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as shared but for some reason the Mac Laptop cannot access the internet connection through the wireless router.

I had previously set the network up with a DSL modem that was plugged directly into the router but I cannot do that this time as the AirCard is USB only. I also, eons ago, had the same type of network setup with dialup to the desktop computer and was able to share that. I've set it up exactly the same but no luck.

Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks!
 

A:Problems sharing AT&T Wireless Internet over Linksys Wireless Router

The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as sharedClick to expand...

oops; whenever you have a router, you do not SHARE the internet connection;
each computer is configured as a DIRECT CONNECTION.
 

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Hello,

I have a Linksys 2.4 ghz 4 port switch wireless router. I also have a wireless g notebook adapter (model wpc54g).

The linksys router works fine for all the wired networks in my house but not for the laptop with the wireless card. I can sometimes connect but 9/10 I can not, despite having 80-90% strength and connectivity. Oddly enough, the wireless card works great at the library and other places. I have checked all my settings and they seem fine. (I'm not new at this game haha).

Any one have any ideas? I will say I used to use a belkin router and belkin wireless card. The belkin router seized working when the cable company sent a new motorola modem due to upgrades and the belkin wireless card died so I needed a new one. I sometimes suspect this may have something to do with the issue.

Thanks,
Anthony
 

A:Linksys Wireless Router about to go out the window :(

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Hi there

Not very technical so need some real simply explained help if possible.

Have been using my lynksys router no probs for 7 years. Had a big power outage and lost power for amlost 6 hrs. When power resumed linksys was showing unsecured network and not my secured network. I understand I need to reconfigure it using the same name and password/key as I had before the outage. I need to use the same ones as my printer is configured to these settings and wont work at all now.

I don't want to configure back to factory settings, I just want to reconfigure back to where I was a few days ago and get it back on secured and all fine and dandy. I am currently using lynksys unsecured network to stay online.

Its the WRT54GS router, can anyone help me please without being too technical, ie pictures would be great LOL!

Styrene
 

A:Linksys wireless router reconfiguration

Step 1

Launch your web browser.

In the web browser type the following: 192.168.1.1

Hit Enter.

Then you will get a popup asking for a username and password. For both fields type admin

Hit Enter.

Then you'll be at a screen like the one in the first attached photo.

Step 2

Click the Wireless(tab).

Make sure the sub-tab is on Basic Wireless Settings.

Then type in the name you would like for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Name field.

Click Save Settings.

For other information, refer to the second attached photo.

Step 3

Click the Wireless Security sub-tab.

Click the Security Mode drop-down and select the type of encryption you like (I suggest WPA Personal).

Enter the password you like and click "Save Settings."

Then you can close the window.

For a reference, see the third attached photo.

Step 4

Disconnect from your wireless network and try connecting to your newly modified wireless network.

You should see the name you chose and you should be prompted to enter the password you chose.
 

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I have a Dell 4600 with Windows XP home edition. I installed a Linksys WRT 54G wireless router but did not turn on the wireless feature, thinking I would not use it and I did not want someone outside using my internet connection. I only wanted the router to protect my computer. I use AVG, Zone Alarm, Win Defender, AdAware,and Spybot Search and Destroy. I cannot locate my users manual or Installation CD for the router. How can I turn on my wireless feature?
 

A:Solved: Linksys WRT 54G Wireless Router

Everything you need for your 54G can be found: HERE
 

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