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Q: outdoor wifi repeater?

does anyone make a wifi repeater that has a "remote antenna"?

im wanting to extend my wifi signal so I can have internet in my garage. right now I can get a signal if the door is open, but its a metal building so if I shut the door theres no signal. not to mention the signal isnt that great when its there anyways.

I would like to have the repeater itself in the garage, and have the pickup antenna for it right outside of the building if possible?

can this be done? thanks

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Based on an article on the 'Lifehacker' website I noticed an article on how to use an old router as a repeater. I was looking at eBay and noticed something called, "Wireless-N WiFi Repeater Router Signal Range Extender Amplifier 300Mbps" which appears very small, and is just inserted in your USB port of your laptop.
This begged the question: At US$ 13 with shipping included perhaps it is better to buy this as opposed to converting my old ''D-link DIR-300" in a repeater, especially if doing so is a real hassle.
Hence trusting you guys here I thought I'd ask you if you think there are advantages and disadvantages with one or the other.
For ex. a disdvantage to using my old router as a repeater is that it's not portable
an advantage (sort of) is it's free
the eBay one at this price range seems to have 2 different models of brands unknown to me--China
-1- VOnets and -2- LB-Liink (seems to be imitating the 'D-Link' logo)
[This 2nd 1 seems to come in 2 slightly different definitions 'USB Wifi Router AP Wireless N repeater Adapter WLAN Range Extender F' or 'USB Wireless WLAN WiFi Router AP Client Repeater Adapter SY']
You opinion is valued. Thanks :-)

A:Using a Wireless-N WiFi Repeater vs turning an old router as repeater

Wow 129 people viewed this but no one had an answer. Could this mean other people are possibly interested by having the same question; thus they too are looking for an answer?

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If I am client to outdoor Wifi hotspot profider, for the same power, what is better to use Ethernet or USB Wifi adapter?

The advatanges of usb adapter is easy installation without hard setup but USB cable can not be longer than 5 meter

On the othe side, with the Ethernet outdoor bridge/ you can have longer Etherne cable (20 meters or even 100 meter using special cables). However, it s harder to setup and you need to enter IPs, change the defaulted passwords so no other people access it and set the Wifi setting. It is also more expensive than Usb WiFi adapter.

I notice the people with Ethernet WiFi outdoor bridge has less problems than the USB one ( I don't know if the reason is the virus in their computer and other factors that effect the usb software)

Which outdoor device you think is the best connect to outdoor AP (my ISP uses outdoor Ethernet AP with big Antennas)?

A:outdoor Ethernet or USB Wifi Adapter

So no people have tried these devices

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I use ARGtek 802.11b/g Outdoor Wireless 400mW 26dBm High Power CPE/AP/Router/Clint/Bridge/Repeater or ARG CPE2615 to connect to Town Wifi.

It is my first time, using outdoor router and the temperature in summer here reaches 45-50 degree at noon. Do I need to cool the router? and what are good way to do that?

A:cool outdoor wifi adapter from the heat

Do I need to cool the router?Click to expand...

If those temperatures are Fahrenheit I wouldn't worry about it. But I'd think about moving somewhere else. If the temps are Celsius you could look at the specs of the unit to see what they say about the operating temperature range.

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Here I am asking for ideas to increase the range of outdoor AP.

One has told me that if the AP is in the roof outside , then covering the roof with aluminum from outside help to increase the range of the signal. This is useful if you don't need the signal for your building but you need it to go farther distance.

Another idea is move your AP as high as possible. This will make the siginal travel farther but the signal is very weak close to the building

any other ideas?

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Are there different types of antenna cable connectors for Wifi AP's? I need to extend the cable that attaches the antenna to an AP, but don't know if there are different connectors. There is no information on the antenna - it's worn with age. It's just a whie fiberglass stick.

I was looking at this cable...

A:External (outdoor) Wifi Antenna question

If the antenna is currently attached directly to the Access Point (AP), you should be able to look up the specifications for the AP and find out the type of connectors used. RP-SMA connectors as used in the cable in your link are very common for WiFi AP connections.

You will have some received and transmitted signal loss using any kind of extension cable. I found specifications for the cable in your link here:

The specs show that the coaxial cable type is LMR195. I found a web site for a cable manufacturer that makes LMR195 cables and has an on line signal loss calculator. You can expect about a 3.2 dB (47.4%) signal loss at 2400 MHz (2.4 GHz) and about a 4.7 dB (61.4%) signal loss at 5000 MHz (5.0 GHz).


The signal attenuation may exceed any gains you may achieve by relocating the antenna from a direct connection to the AP.

EDIT: The antenna may have a different gender RP-SMA connector if it is not designed to directly attach to the AP. In this case, you would need a cable with the correct RP-SMA connectors.

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I'm having problems with my wifi repeater (I think)..
I have a laptop downstairs that is plugged into the router and then upstairs I have a wifi repeater and a laptop that is working off that signal.. My problem is that the internet doesn't seem to work on my tablet or iPhone unless my laptop upstairs is turned on. It will connect no problem but it won't actually work. Also if I have other people here they cannot connect to the wifi unless my laptop upstairs is turned on (sometimes not even then) .. If I am connected and then turn off my laptop then the internet on my mobile devices stop working. I have no idea what is going on and neither does anyone else so would appreciate any help.
I am using Windows 8 and a Huawei WS320 wireless repeater. I have a BT home hub 3 and a BT Infinity openreach modem

A:Wifi Repeater

Does the repeater has its own WIFI SSID name?
This to distinguish if devices connect to the WIFI repeater signal or root signal.

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how to extend wifi range from one house to another almost 100 meter away?

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i am trying to find a wifi repeater that will work with a aircube. Any suggestions?

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Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to help a friend implement some technology for a working apple farm. They are using a linksys WRT54G router with a cable modem, the wifi in the main building works great. We want to extend the wireless signal to a warehouse about 1/4 mile away, we have line of sight. We've been referring to a book; "Wi-Fi Toys" by Mike Outmesguine. The book refers to both bridging and repeating, but the configuration of each is not clear to me. They've purchased long range directional antenna's and two linksys WAP54G's to be used as the downlink and access point. I've tried to configure them (referring to the book and the linksys website) as wireless repeaters and wireless bridges but I've had no luck. Has anyone set this up before (?), I'd really appreciate any coaching you can provide.
Thank you,

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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I was thinking about this the other night. If it's dumb question I'm sure that everyone will rush to helpfully point this out, but can't you make a repeater out of two WiFi routers?

If a distant wireless Internet AP is out of range of part of your network and you can't move the access point, can't you take a router located just within range, configure it to client mode on the AP's channel (say 11), then run an ethernet cable from its output to the "Internet in" port (or perhaps one of the switched ports, I'm not sure) of a _second_ router configured as an AP on a different channel (say 6) and then have that router be the Internet access point serving your more remote wireless computers?

Just asking here; as a thought problem, it's been nagging at me so badly I was preparing to go buy more routers simply to test it out, but I thought I'd save some money and ask here first. Thanks for any clarification and help.

Fire away!

A:WiFi Router X 2 = Repeater?

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Hey all,

Can someone school me please? I have a switch box upstairs with my cable modem and a wifi router. Downstairs I have a PC that is hardwired to the wifi router. My PC has a WIFI N PCI card installed into it (was forced to use wireless connection until I had a cat 5 jack dropped). My question is, can I make the WIFI card in my PC act as a repeater to the WIFI router upstairs? Reason I ask, the WIFI router upstairs doesn't get great coverage all over my house and if possible, I would like to make my PC repeat the WIFI signal.

Can that be done easily?

A:PCI WIFI card as repeater?

On paper, it can be done with some heavy modification. The wireless card would need two create two independent connections (one from the router to the pc, and a second from the pc to the next device). Since 99% of cards do not do that out of the box (and I am not certain any can be made to do that), I don't think it's possible.

I promise you it is much easier to buy a wireless ap/bridge for around $50-100 US. I have the D-Link DAP-1522 and it works like a beastly charm as both a repeater or a bridge. I currently use it in bridge mode for my Sony BD player and DiSH Network HD box (to pull guide info faster, etc). I can manage its settings via its ip (mine is

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I have a Wifi router and a Win7 desktop with USB Wifi and Virtual Wifi adapter running.

My question is: how to create a meshed Wifi network with one single ssid/key?

see you Xyne

A:Virtual WiFi Repeater

Something like this perhaps: How to Bridge Wireless Routers | eHow.com

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So I bought a wifi repeater to use in my upstairs for my tablet (Amazon Fire). I hoped it would be an easy setup, and surprisingly it was. The problem is that a set amount of time after initial setup (difficult to know how long since I only use it at night) I am unable to connect my tablet to the repeater. It automatically disconnects and when I try to reconnect I get the message "connection failed" over and over again. I have tried a few manual setups on my tablet, not having the slightest idea what I was doing, and naturally that didn't work. The only way to get it to work again is to go through the setup again, but inevitably my tablet disconnects and cannot reconnect.

I am using a CenturyLink router/wifi combo thing for my internet. The wifi booster is just an off-brand thing I got off Amazon.

What other information can I provide that would be helpful? I tried to look up solutions, but though this seems a common problem there doesn't seem to be a common solution. At least not one written in English for someone like myself with no computer savvy at all.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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I have a TrendNet TEW-639GR wireless router working with a EnGenius ERB9250 Wireless repeater. They seem to be working together but I have some questions regarding the setup.

1) Both are using the same channel, is this correct? They show up as two separate signals on a WiFi scanner with the same name, on the same channel, with two separate mac addresses.

2) How do I force my portable devices to connect to the repeater rather than the router? When I go to the Windows 7 "connect" page I see only one network choice (because they are sharing the same name). Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Configuring a WiFi repeater

Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.Click to expand...

Isn't that the point of having a Repeater? To connect to the stronger signal?

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i have a netgear router which doesn't cover, wirelessly, well my house. I've just added a d-link DAP-1360 AP as a repeater. Since I've added it, the coverge problems are history, all the computers, wired and wireless, are able to connect to the internet. However, homegroup doesn't work any more. I can't share files between the computers. How can I fix it?

A:Homegroup and a wifi repeater

It may be that you will need to recreate your homegroup from scratch. Give it a go and see if solves the issue.
Windows 7 HomeGroup: Walkthrough

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Hey everyone.

I used to have an old wifi but it's that old the software I used to use to set it up doesn't even run under 7. This isn't really my problem though since I was pretty sure I'd have to update anyway. It's unlikely it would be able to repeat a signal from an N router let alone use anything better then WEP.

Anyway. I was looking for suggestions on getting a good repeater. I saw this one: Best Wireless Repeater | Wifi Repeaters Boosters and Range Extenders which looks pretty good. I've never used anything from Amped before though so I'm kind of tempted to go for a Netgear or something instead.

I was also considering buying a router and setting DD-WRT up but I don't know how they compare?

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

I can't say I have heard of Amped before (besides the drink...), but at work we have had good success with Hawking range extenders.

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I have a Linksys wifi router but it is over on one side of the house. So I also have a d-link repeater nearer the living room. There are two desktop PC, two iPhones, and iPad and a smart tv using the wifi. Most of the time all is well but once every week or two the TV will stop streaming (Netflix or Pandora) and claim it is not connected to the internet. Last evening when that happened I had an iPhone and an iPad in the same room with the TV. The iPad and iPhone also could not connect to the wifi although they saw the SSID.

I unplugged the repeater and left it unplugged and everything got normal again.

The Linksys router and the d-link repeater are using the same SSID and both are on channel 6. Is that an OK setup or should the channels be different?

-- Larry

A:Channel selection for wifi repeater

You can use the same ssid so you can connect to the same name everywhere or you can have a second ssid that way you know which router your connected to. Being on the same channel they can interfere with each other better to have them poles apart

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Amcrest 2.4 mhz Wi-Fi IP cameras - 2
Netgear wnr 2000 v5 Wi-Fi router
Intel quad core desktop/Win XP pro sp3
Amcrest Surveillance Pro software

I have 2 cameras mounted outdoors and connected wirelessly to my wireless router. Because of obstructions (brick walls), I'm having trouble getting video signals without significant latency issues. Additionally, I am having trouble connecting to the cameras through the software to make changes in configuration.

I thought my router had a repeater function, but it does not. I was about to purchase a Netgear extender that is advertised as having a repeater function, but apparently it does not.

I cannot move my "main router" because I cannot relocate my internet connection/modem.

I "think" my only option is to locate a repeater at a midpoint between the cameras and the existing router, thereby creating a stronger signal to the main router.

My questions:
1. By utilizing a repeater, will I eliminate my latency issue.
2. Improve connectivity between software/cameras.

I'm having trouble finding a Netgear Wi-Fi router that has a repeater function at a reasonable price. Can you recommend an affordable router with repeater function or a standalone repeater.

Sorry for the long post...I've been fighting this issue for weeks.

A:Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

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I have 2 routers
wifi-router1 ( its a wifi router with adsl2+ modem)
wifi-router2 (its working in repeater mode)
SSID: Tenda

I configured wifi-router2's repeater mode via site-scan and then selected my wifi-router1. It did not gave me any error.

Now I can connect to both wifi-router1 and wifi-router2 but internet is only working on wifi-router1. What specifict settings I need to get internet from wifi-router2 also.

LongLive JohnWill

A:Wifi Repeater correct settings

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I would like to know the step by step to :

1) set up a repeater using an another router.

2) set up an alternate access point (with out Ethernet connection to it if possible using the routerlogin.net)

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of both.

My router is a Netgear N750 Dual Band Gigabit Router and the router I would like to use to boost the signal is the same model.

The problem is that the signal is not strong enough sometimes to use my Galaxy S4 on the other side of the house away from the router. And sometimes the signal does loose strength to my desktop using an internal wireless adapter for WiFi .

The desktop is not so much the issue but the phone is.

So, I thought I would try to increase the range of the router to cover the areas of the house that are receiving a week signal from the router.

Thanks for all your help.

A:Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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After trawling various help sites and reading pages of forum answers I realise that this is a very common problem. Nevertheless everything I try just doesn't seem to work so I'm hoping somebody may have the answer for me.
I have recently purchased a Wireless-N repeater which is now up and running and connects with both Ipad, iPhone and other laptops with ease. The problem is that I can't connect using my own PC. I'm using Windows Vista and the connection to the repeater seems fine, it just can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try and open a web page I receive the following message.
Error 105 (net:ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED) Unable to resolve the servers DNS address.

I've tried various solution but to no avail. I'd be very grateful if anybody has any suggestions and can talk me through it as its driving me bonkers!!

Many thanks

A:Wireless-N wifi repeater connection failure

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Guys got a problem. Hopefully one of you can point me in the right direction for a solution.

The problem is Mom's house and her Charter Internet, and the House layout. The cable TV/Internet comes into her house on the south side of the house, into the Sun Room.Which is to the right of the garage. So the Connection is smack dab in the middle of the end of the house.

To the north of moms desk, where the internet/cable tv comes in is the next room over is the Utility room with the Hot water heater, furnace and W/D for clothes. To the east of this and still north of the sun room is the kitchen and to the north of those, the bedrooms and back yard.

Now, Her Charter modem has wifi. It works great for the south end of the house. Deck, garage, yard, driveway. But anything past the Kitchen, is almost dead.

Is there something we can do to get a WIFI signal at the NW corner of the house which is the guest bedroom? Do I need a repeater or something? will I need to run any wiring, or anything like that? She wants wifi signal there to cover that part of the house and the back yard.

Any help appreciated..

A:Solved: Help, House needs a WIFI Extension or repeater?

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hello everyone

i have a weak wifi signal all around the house and i was wondering what is the best repeater that would work with virgin media's superhub

thank you

A:Best repeater to improve Virgin media Superhub Wifi

Hi there ... Have you always had a weak signal .. What sort of speeds are you getting .. I had the same problem with the same company you are using .. I called them up and now i am getting great signal all over even in the rear garden .. So i suggest you try that before being out any expense

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We have a Belkin N router upstairs in the house....I have never had good reception downstairs in the basement, almost non-existent. I ended up buying a Diamond WiFi Repeater, and at first we had no troubles....computers downstairs and my iPhone were able to finally get strong signals down in the basement. Then something happened, and I'm not sure if it's due to two of the 4 computers getting Windows 7 or not. But now the two computers with Windows 7 constantly give IP Address Conflict errors and/or won't connect to the internet. The two Windows XP computers downstairs connected via WiFi have no issues, and my iphone has no issues. I know it's the Diamond Repeater because if I fire up the Windows 7 desktop (connected to the router via cable), it won't connect....as soon as I unplug the repeater, I am able to connect again. Now if I plug the repeater back in after the Windows 7 computers are connected to the internet, then it doesn't seem to have an issue, until the next time I try to start the computer fresh with the repeater already plugged in.

I have emailed Diamond about this, and my response back was as follows, and of course they didn't tell me how to do any of this:
"If your repeater is causing that kind of error, it's because the router is trying to give the same address to the computer and the repeater. If you give either the computer or the repeater a static IP address, your issue should be alleviated."

Ok, ... Read more

A:Diamond WiFi Repeater issues...driving me insane! Please help

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Hi, pls. help me to make dlink dsl router 2640T to be working as repeater which will be able to receive wifi signals. I've seen one guy using the same dlink dsl-2640T as wifi signal repeater where he was successfully able to receive wifi signals.

My PC's configuration is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39997 MB, Free - 10423 MB; D: Total - 74465 MB, Free - 17354 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

A:to make dlink dsl-2640T router as wifi repeater

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My WLAN, through which all my devices are connected, is too far from my non-wifi enabled CCTV DVR, which requires a wired connection.

I have hooked up a repeater to my DVR, which works fine. The only problem is, devices closer to the repeater than to the main wifi router, although showing a full signal from the repeater, have no internet connectivity. I cannot force the devices to connect to the main wifi router because it shares the same access point name with the repeater.

Unless there is a way to 1) override the access point name of either and still maintain the connection, or 2) fix the internet connectivity for the repeater's wifi signal (which may still be problematic if it keeps switching between the two), how can I disable the repeater's outgoing wifi signal while maintaining its connection to the main wifi router to ensure connectivity is achieved via the wired connection between DVR and repeater?

A:How can I limit repeater to wired connections (and disable outgoing wifi)?

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I used a repeater to increase my signal in my garden on the other end of my house, that works perfect. But the signal strengt of the WiFi connection on my PC is lower and also my internet speed. Removeing the repeater gives a internet connetion loss (for a shrot time) so it seems like my PC's preferred connection is to the repeater (witch is further away then my router).

I can choose to give my repeater a different SIDD name so i can choose manually but i prefer the same name.
Is there any way to force my PC to connect to my router with the same SIDD? ( i have a DLink dir 655)

A:WiFi repeater, weaker signal. Can i force Win7 to connect to router?

Repeaters are the same as a network bridge, they cut the bandwidth in half which is why I don't like them. This is why the connection seems slower to you.

Much better off with a wireless access point connected to a wired connection.

With the same SSID it's usually going to pick the connection with the better signal strength. You can choose to forget the other network which would force Windows to choose the 655.

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I recently moved to a new house (about 2 blocks from my old house) and am unable to get high speed internet because of no cable access and phone lines are not good enough. So far the only high speed internet I can get is satellite.

I brought my laptop to my new house and was able to find serveral networks some unsecured, but not able to connect to them because of signal strength.

My question.
Can I purchase an outdoor antenna and boost my signal strength to connect to these networks. What I would like to do is mount an antenna outdoors, have it connected to my desktop and use a router for my laptop. Basically free internet. Is this possible?
If so, please explain in detail what I need to buy and how to set it up.
thanks in advance.

A:Outdoor antenna????

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I want to setup an outdoor wireless LAN. I want to be able to allow 100 users to access and download/upload files through a webportal. A maximum range of 1 mile is sufficient range. This LAN will NOT have internet access. It should accessable through protocol a/b/g. I would appreciate any recommendations on hardware and Win XP software with low price and simplicity as key components.

A:Help with setup outdoor wireless LAN

For 100 users, a one mile range, and 802.11a/b/g compatibility, low cost and simplicity will not be part of the description! You're going to need a number of AP's and wiring to cover an area that large. Also, channel congestion will be a MAJOR factor unless dial-up speeds are satisfactory for this project.

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I have 2 buldings about 1000 ft apart and have a D-Link wireless system in place.

Both antenna are OMNI-Directional (360 deg range).

I want the remote building to have a Directional anntenna that will narrow the direction to the main building. Reason being is that there is company behind us that is on wireless aslo.

The only product that D-Link has that is out door directional is a YAGI antenna that will hone into the direction I want but travel a few miles beyond the building.

Can anyone help with some feed back or knowledge of wireless antenna or otherwise a better security feature other than WEP.

A:Wireless outdoor antenna help

The purpose of a directional antenna is to receive weak signals not provide security.

This page contains good advice for wireless security: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1152933,00.asp

This page contains several articles on wireless security: http://www.practicallynetworked.com/tools/wireless_articles_security.htm

You can get a secure wireless network running with several precautions taken. Even without spending loads of money, you can make your wireless network very difficult to break into. You should also assess the value of what you are protecting and the threat to it to decide how far you want to go into the security of your wireless network. For example, how worried are you about that other company? Are you afraid they would casually somehow connect to your network or do they have a hate on for you and will hire experts to try to spend months trying to get your secrets?

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i use to own an iPad.  when i took pix it was a breeze.  But on the HP laptop the techn is different.  I'm sending it back.  It's too difficult to use.

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computer hard drive to a couple of mini- speakers on the patio.
I need some ideas as to the best way to do this. Obviously, I will need to amplify them somehow. They are good quality small SONY surround sound speakers from a DVD home theatre system. It will probably only take about 15 Watts to run them. Going through my home stereo system is not an option, as it is too far away from the computer.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

A:I want to install outdoor speakers from my..........

davemc53 said:

Going through my home stereo system is not an option, as it is too far away from the computer.Click to expand...

There are WiFi based boxes that can connect to your home stereo system that will then play files off of the hard drive of a networked PC.

Do you need to control playback from the patio?

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I own a small Tibetan Yak ranch in Wisconsin and would like to add a webcam to our site for any interested, albeit bored, surfers to view our Yaks, chickens, wife bottle-feeding the baby Yaks, or me accidently breaking something with the tractor. I have a fairly reliable DSL Internet connection with 1.5Meg down but only 320K up. I haven't any idea what to use or how to get this going and am looking for some input. I do have wireless in my house, which overlooks one of the pastures and the barn area. I was looking at the Toshiba IK-WB01A but before I plunk down a few hundred bucks, I thought I'd ask the experts on just what I need and how to accomplish this.

I regularly view a pond in africa, africam.com, where there are occasionally some very awesome animal views and that would be great to have something like that.

Thanks in advance,


A:Outdoor Webcam for Yak Ranch

I don’t think you can stream 640 X 480 images even at 7.5fps with your upload speed. The Toshiba might be overkill. I also don’t see anything about it being an outdoor unit – the 80% maximum humidity in the specs might be a hint it isn’t.

X10 has some packages with panning outdoor wireless color cameras with a computer interface. I doubt you would get the quality of the Toshiba, but some of the packages look pretty good.

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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.

A:outdoor mounted router

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I notice that some ISP put thier antenna in wooden tower.

I have outdoor Wifi AP and I have option to put the AP wooden bar or steal bar in the roof of the building. which options are better?

A:outdoor AP steel bar or wooden bar

get a subscription with the ISP. That's the only LEGAL way to do it.

closing thread.

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Im looking into setting up a wireless network in an outdoors area. As such I was wondering if anyone knew what specs on the routers/attenas I should keep an eye out for.

A:Setting Up an Outdoor Network

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My wife has announced that all she wants for her birthday is a webcam for the chickens (yes chickens). We have a small chicken coop about 75 feet out our back door. I can get a good wirless signal on my Mac laptop there, so I'm assuming a wireless webcam would work.

I have never investigated webcams so I'm not sure where to start. I need advice on makes and models and any tips on buying a webcam for outdoor purposes.

Also, any advice on where I can go for some basic advice and instructions for setting up a webcam. I'll eventually want to get the webcam feed up on a website, but for now I'm assuming the webcam will come with software that will at least allow me to view a live feed from my Mac laptop. Which is all I'd need for now (birthday is in two weeks!).

Any advice welcome

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I have an odd thing happening with my laptop. When I turn my laptop on indoors of my house it trys to start and then gives me a blue screen with the following error message:

"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed."

When I try to start it up outside or at someone elses home it starts normally but as soon as I cross the front door within a minute I will get the Blue screen again. I've contacted a few IT professionals in the area and they are stumped also. I've called my electrical company to see if there were any underground wires that may be causing interference but there aren't. I don't live under any telephone/electrical wires. Any ideas?

A:Indoor/Outdoor Blue Screen

The "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is typically driver related. Regardless of whatever else is happening, I would start with drivers. Update or reinstall all of your primary drivers (motherboard, video, audio, & NIC - if separate from the motherboard drivers).

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I recently bought a new computer. Finally went from WinME to WinXp. I have outdoor speakers which when I used WinME I would simply unplug the desktop speakers and plug the outdoor speakers in (its wired). Anyway, i could hear all my tunes out by the pool etc...

Now when I unplug the desktop speakers and plug in the outdoor speakers. some sound thing (RealTek HD Audio Manager) pops up and asks to check line out, line in, etc... I went through that process and still no sound outside.

Any help to get the outdoor speakers working again would be appreciated.

A:WIndows XP and Sound - Outdoor Speakers

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Just a thought - I finished hooking my hot tub up outside today (what a chore) - as I was outside I was thinking, now I need an outdoor stereo...well then I thought, I have a wireless network (not sure if it'll reach yet, the wireless signal that is - it's roughly 100-150 ft. away from the hot tub) - Couldn't I get cheap computer and play an internet radio station or CD via computer I could hook up speakers out of it...does anyone have any words of wisdom, insight, or experience they could share with me? Now this is outside but, under the carport so basically out of the weather but we have quite a bit of dust...

Keep in mind, I'd like to have a nice setup but, on the cheap ...


A:Computer Sound System - Outdoor???

You might want to look into using something like this with a simple amplifier and speakers. I would not recommend using the remote in the hot tub. No danger of electrocution but I suspect it is not waterproof.


Edit: Just saw this in the description (could be a problem is you are using WAP encryption):

Protected with hardware-based Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit & 128-bit encryption security.

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Would appreciate any help from the experts regarding WHICH outdoor antenna to use with my DLink - DI624. I've had problems getting real answers.

A:Outdoor antenna compatible with DLink Router...DI-624

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Does any one know if this antenna lives up to it's hype of 4500' range?

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Hello all,

I recently installed an outdoor LED screen at my premises for advertising my business.

The screen is 3m x 3m in size. The manufacturers of the screen gave me software to allow me to play media on. This works perfectly fine and at the right resolution.

But, I recently tried to stream a live game on the screen. I have not been able to get the right resolution and the outdoor screen only displays a portion of what's playing on the desktop.

I will be extremely grateful for any help.

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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

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

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I have 2 or 3 wireless routers tt i don't use anymore, how can i use one of them as a repeater ??


create them with identical SSID, encryption, channels, keys....everything but give them a unique IP. Some routeres/AP's down't support repeater mode but just try it and see whether it works.

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