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Looking to set up a network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by christ543, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. christ543

    christ543 Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2008
    Currently I have your simple, run of the mill network going. Router connects to computer gives it internet. Simple stuff. But I want to use my laptop in my summerhouse outside, but the original router's range is not long enough by no more than a meter or two. Sure I can get access outside if I sprawl the router across the room, but to be honest thats just impracticle.

    What I was thinking is buying a go between router, but im not exactly sure how this would be set up. Would it be connected directly to the modem router? through a computer? Im not sure. Ive attached a crude diagram of what my network is currently, and im hoping someone can shed some light on how to set up a go between so I can have a decent internet connection outside.


  2. donex


    Aug 27, 2008
    YO christ,

    I recommend a few solns.

    - You might want to upgrade the antenna on your router. WiFi antennas on most wireless base stations can be removed and replaced with more powerful ones.

    - Reposition your router try to avoid any load bearing wall, walls that have metal running through it. I think it does affect the range significantly. Also avoid onstructions and any thing that might cause radio interference.

    - add a bi-directional WiFi signal amplifier to wireless devices as needed. A WiFi signal amplifier (sometimes called "signal booster") attaches to a router, access point or Wi-Fi client at the place where the antenna connects. Bi-directional antennas amplify the wireless signal in both transmit and receive directions. These should be used as WiFi transmissions are two-way radio communications.
  3. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Hi and welcome to TSG:
    In additions to Donex's good tips,here is another tip from a Johnwill post.

    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

    This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

    Hope this helps a bit.
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