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

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..

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

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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 :-)

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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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https://community.ui.com/questions/How-to-extend-AirCube/52b908bf-bdf4-4259-914e-1c7cbac180cd

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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 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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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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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,
Jeff
 

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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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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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 192.168.0.50).

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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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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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hi,

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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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 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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I have 2 routers
wifi-router1 ( its a wifi router with adsl2+ modem)
IP: 192.168.1.1
SSID: TPLink
wifi-router2 (its working in repeater mode)
IP: 192.168.1.50
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
 

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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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Hi,
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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Hello,
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."

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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:

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
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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
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A:to make dlink dsl-2640T router as wifi 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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Ok i have a windows vista computer and a Ps3 and a Wii.
I want to share music and internet but Idont know how to set up wifi or anything. My friend has a terra home or somthing like that so that he can share everything with all of his computers. Like he showed me that he put his entire movie library on it so he could access all of it through the Ps3. Could someone give me advice for all of this because i dont want to hire someone and pay $100 just to get it set up.
 

A:Wifi through the house

Well, depending on the size and construction of the house, a wireless router is all you need. It's best to have it positioned in a central location in the house.
 

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Looked at a samsung Blu-ray wi-fi and using its netflix etc, it I could stop paying for cable.
BUT does it work on more then one TV. Exactly how would I get wifi into my secondary TV's?
I am wired for both Cat 5 and Coax if those are useful.
Thanks
 

A:using blu-ray wifi around house

Does the player have secondary standard definition outputs or just HDMI? You might be able to use those if there, otherwise its pretty much one device, one display. You could have the BluRay as the main media device and pick up some relatively cheap ROKU boxes for the other TVs. If you have the bandwidth you could even stream multiple Netflix shows to different TVs at the same time.
 

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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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Wireless is ok for PC #1.

But PC #2 has a login problem. The machine came from my wife's employer. It shows a problem at the last step of authorization, looking for a password belonging to the machine (which the employer says they don't deploy, and this particular PC has worked ok for a long time til lately).

It's got Intel WIFI Connection Utility "PROSET".

The PROSET radar icon shows several networks available, but doesn't connect. Asking for a password.

Error message says various things, popups whatever. I could give you what control panel/networks says but I'll take your lead, first. Thanx in advance.
 

A:WIFI in house problem

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I would like to have wifi in my shed/workshop, which is all steel construction. Even standing outside the door, I'm at the limit of our household wifi, so I'm wondering what options I have? An ethernet cable would be one I'm sure, but a little difficult to run. I've seen reference to networking via the electric power supply cables, but don't understand it. Would I still need a router in the shed? I'd really like some kind of hot spot, because I mostly use my tablet which doesn't have broadband, or an ethernet port.



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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3948 Mb
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A:Extend wifi beyond house

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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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Hi. I can't seems to get a stable wifi around the house (especially in my room). The only way for me to get a stable wifi is to be super close to the router. My older laptop seems have stable and fast WiFi in my room and around the house. Im just wondering whether there is a problem with the wireless card or the wireless card is really not that good. (Anyways i updated all my wireless drivers, doesn't seem to change anything.) Network adapters in this laptop are Realtek PCLe FE Family Controller and Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi - Fi Adapter. Please reply. THANKS! 

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hi all! ive recently got a problem with connecting to my wifi in my room. i can connect to the wifi from other places in the house but when i setup my pc in my room it wont connect, it shows the connection strength is excellent but when i try to connect it says unable to connect any help?

A:cant connect to wifi at certain spots of my house

kit, welcome to Sevenforums

If there is no problem anywhere else in the house except for your room, and numerous tests have shown again and again that this is a persistant problem, we cannot help you. We know only how to fix computer problems, and there is nothing here we can 'fix'. If you want to boost connectivity, get an "N" rated adapter and router.

It may claim to have full connectivity, but reality may give a different answer. sorry my friend

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The current wireless box is in the first floor of a three-story house. The walls and floors are so dense the signal is 50% ten feet directly above on the second floor and zero when you move twenty feet away on that second floor and of course zero on all of the third floor. I have suggested running wires and putting a wireless router on each floor; but, they don't want any "ugly wires" outside the house and don't want to bore holes in the floors.

Signal boosters/relays aren't doing it, either.

I saw a device a few days back that supposedly transmits a signal through the house wiring. You are supposed to place one of the devices in a plug near the router, plug a CAT5 between the device and the router. The match to the pair is then plugged into an outlet in a remote place in the house and a CAT5 connected between it and another computer or secondary router.

Ho well do these things work?
 

A:Getting WiFi throughout a house with very dense walls

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I used to be able to connect to wifi at local coffee shop with their network key but they switched to a link instead. I can connect by using my email address on my phone but link doesn't come up on computer and I can't connect to the network. Please help
 

A:Windows 7 Coffee House Wifi Connection

Have you talked with the Coffee House staff?
 

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My PC will not recognise a friend's wifi while trying to use it at her house, my IPhone and Ipad immediately pick up her Wifi but the PC will not, it will pick up other wifi's belonging to neighbours but not my friends. I have no trouble at home with getting my wife but this is the first time I have tried to use my Laptop outside of my home.My son who is in the Computer  business tried to figure it out with no luck, he even took his Mac notebook and his found the Wifi straight away.What could be causing this problem?

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Hi,

Forgive the very newb style of post, I'm quite the Luddite. I'm running Windows8 on a Samsung Chronos Series 780Z. For the last couple of days, with increasing frequency, I will have to disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi in order to do anything. Windows processes have all slowed down considerably too, though a Task Manager check doesn't suggest anything untoward. For example, it is taking at least two seconds formmy hitting the keys for letters to appear in this post.

Any help/advice anyone can offer is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 

A:Constantly having to disconnect and reconnect to in-house WiFi

For example I had to try and submit this post 4 times via discon./recon. before it finally took....!
 

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My Lenovo Flex 3 randomly stopped connecting to Wifi at my house. When I first got the device it worked just fine, then a week later it just stopped. The weirdest part is, it's not that my computer is unalbe to search for my home network but it's as if my computer doesn't even posses the ability to connect to Wifi. When I go to newtork settings, there isn't even an option to turn wifi on or off. This ONLY happens at my house and no where else. I'm currenlty on a wireless network at work and I am able to turn wifi on/off. Has anybody experienced this? Thanks

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Hello, my family just subscribed to a paid VPN service and asked me to help figure out how to get the house's wifi network go run all traffic in the house through it. In short I guess we want the router to run through the VPN if that is possible.

We have a netgear R100 router and the VPN service is through PIA

Thank you in advance for any help!
 

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 running Windows 10.  When I connect to the internet via Wifi after a few minutes, it loses connection.This happens more when I am upstairs in the house. Sometime it does not connect at all.  But when I take the laptop downstairs, and restart the laptop, sometimes it connects, some other times I have to disable and re-enable the connection setting before it connects again. We have 2 other brands of laptops in the house and they don't have this issue.  Can someone please help. ThanksC1578

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 running Windows 10.  When I connect to the internet via Wifi after a few minutes, it loses connection.This happens more when I am upstairs in the house. Sometime it does not connect at all.  But when I take the laptop downstairs, and restart the laptop, sometimes it connects, some other times I have to disable and re-enable the connection setting before it connects again. We have 2 other brands of laptops in the house and they don't have this issue.  Can someone please help. ThanksC1578

A:My Ideapad Z510 loses WiFi connection - 2 other laptops in the house do not have this problem

Try installing this driver: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/IdeaPad-Z-Series-laptops/IdeaPad-Z51...

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Hello,
I am having some trouble trying to extend the range of my current wireless router. It is a ASUS wl-520gc. My laptop and Ipod Touch have trouble connecting to wireless in some points in the house.

I do have a D-link dir300 with DD WRT custom firmware that I installed, but since it is an atheros chipset I can't figure out how to use it as a repeater.

Any ideas at all that won't cost me $100?

Thanks.

A:Wifi Range Extension

Fastboy 42,
This looks like a toy but I built three of these and they do make a difference! It's a great rainy day project if your allowed to play with sharp scissors...lol
http://www.freeantennas.com/docs/windsurfer-2.pdf
Then try all the different channels as there will be several that work better than the others at holding a strong signal.

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I have a dsl modem at&t 2wire 2701hg-b, (no external antenna), and am trying to get wifi down to my office in a mobile home about 400 feet from my house. I have the modem in a window and am using a belkin usb wifi adapter with a laptop to receive the signal. I tried using a rigged up parabolic antenna to receive with the wifi adapter. Can only get 2 bars reading 18 mbps at the mobile home. Any help on how to get a better signal? A modem with an external antenna? I want to use it for surfing as well as to plug a network extender into for cell phone reception. We get no cell signal where we live so have to use the network extender in our house also.

thanks, Rick
 

A:wifi extension to office

Since 802.11g is up to 300 feet you are doing well with your antenna.

I suggest an 'N' wireless router, as 802.11n is up to 1400 feet. And get one with removable antennas just in case you need a hi-gain. Even w/o an 'N' adapter you will get increased range with an 'N' router.
 

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Working on installing a netgear universal WiFi range extender model # WN1000RP. We had it working before but now have a new wifi router. I was able to fine the user manual on-line. I did a factory reset and then used the WPS button to connect the extender to the router. The lights in the extender indicated that the connection had been successful, but the network options showed Netgear_EXT rather then CentryLink_EXT like it was supposed to. The manual offers a second option of selecting the Netgear_EXT network and then going to mywifiext.net for a set-up wizard. The set-up wizard starts then I am prompted with a popup box stating "authentication Required" with spaces for a User name and password. I tried a couple of things but nothing worked. I know my wifi password.

Thanks for any suggestions
Heather
 

A:netgear wifi extension

most of these guys sell the box with username as admin and password as password.

Have you tried?

also there is a link to this in their FAQ. i dont know if you have gone through it

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20934
 

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I need to extend my signal and trying to do it as cheaply as possible.

My ISP is comcast using their modem which has a wireless capability.

In some area's of my home, the signal is rather weak.

I have a Zyxel 550 wireless router that is a couple years old and not being used. Was told I could adapt this router into an extender wirelessly...

anyone know how to do that?
 

A:Wifi extension - Zyxel 550

What does the ZyXEL 550 User Guide say about Repeater or Range Extender Mode?
 

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Hi,

I have a wireless network using Belkin F5D6050 adapters and want to know if I can connect USB extension cords to move the "business end" of the adapter to a better spot wthout having to move my comp because of a short cord?

If so, how long a cord can I use?
How many cords together can I use? (e.g. 4 x 10' cords)
What is the longest USB extension cord I can get (pre-made cord, that is)

Thanks for any help,

Jon
 

A:USB extension cords for WIFI adapters

I think I'd stick to about one extension cord, or you'll start having issues with data corruption on the USB side. Why do you need to move the adapter that far from the machine?
 

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