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getting nearby open networks by a repeater?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ramin89j, Jul 30, 2011.

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  1. ramin89j

    ramin89j Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2011
    I just got a flat close to my university and I can get the uni's wifi near one of my windows. I also can reach BT Open zone wifi when I stick to the window but it is too weak.

    the problem is that the networks are not always powerful and when I get 20cm away from the window 4 bars get to 1 bar of signal!

    Is there any repeater (preferably not at a great expense) which does not need to be set with specific router and just get signals in poor areas and then spread it more powerfully? or any other suggestions? I'm using macbook

  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    I'm not sure, but I think that BT Open zone is for use by BT subscribers who are away from their home network, not for just anyone to use.

    Repeaters are for rebroadcasting the signals from and to a specific WAP. You may or may not be able to configure one to work with your university's Wi-Fi.
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