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Computer Out of Range, Urgent Advice Please

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Eddey, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. Eddey

    Eddey Thread Starter

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    Hey there,

    I'm running a wireless network at home which consists of two Belkin F5D7000 NIC's running off a Belkin F5D7230-4 router.

    I recently moved one of the computer to the other side of the house and am experienceing problems. I can connect (with very low isgnal strength) for a bit but then it'll tell me i've lost the connection. Thus I need to either boost the signal halfway or get a more powerful router/networkcard.

    I'm wondering weather I can just buy a new, more powerful network card for the comptuer and it will be able to pick up the signal better or if I will need a new router/a booster to remidy the issue?

    Also, will different brands of wireless hardware work with each other? For example Belkin and Lynksis?

    Thank you kindly,

    _Ed
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ 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
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I used the 15dBi antenna that John linked above for a friend's installation, which worked well. He had a PC in a garage office and router was on the second floor on other side of the house.
     
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