Computer Out of Range, Urgent Advice Please

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Eddey

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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
 

JohnWill

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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
 

Frank4d

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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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