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Bosox3

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I was wondering if anyne knows whats the best method for me to use.

Right now heres my setup:

cable internet comes from modem to a wired linksys router.
from that router one cable goes to my desktop, while another cable goes up to the next floor to my wireless linksys router.
Id just use the wireless one but the signal doesnt come in that great through 2 floors.
Now should I keep using 2 routers like this or should I use something else..switch..hub..ect.

The reason why im asking is because im pretty sure the wired router is on its way out.
 
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Bosox3 said:
I was wondering if anyne knows whats the best method for me to use.

Right now heres my setup:

cable internet comes from modem to a wired linksys router.
from that router one cable goes to my desktop, while another cable goes up to the next floor to my wireless linksys router.
Id just use the wireless one but the signal doesnt come in that great through 2 floors.
Now should I keep using 2 routers like this or should I use something else..switch..hub..ect.

The reason why im asking is because im pretty sure the wired router is on its way out.

You can replace the wired router with the wireless. Linksys does sell range expanders that you can use to boost the signal.
 

TerryNet

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In practice people have found range expanders to be difficult to get set up, and then they don't always work that great.

Probably better is to use high-gain antenna(s).

Best if you are two floors up is to keep the cable and your current configuration.

This post, if it's not obvious, is just my opinion. A range expander may work great for you.
 

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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 some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit
 
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