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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

    Apr 12, 2005
    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,

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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

    Sep 10, 2006
    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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