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Wireless Broadcast from Laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by OutCell, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. OutCell

    OutCell Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Is it possible to extend or broadcast my laptop's wireless signal to other internet wifi devices that are in range?

    One of the far rooms in the house has a good wireless signal on my laptop, but i can't get a signal on my iphone (I did once but it was weak and eventually disconnected).. Can i broadcast the signal from my laptop to my iphone to connect to the internet using my iphone?

    I just need a temporary solution because i am planning on renewing my networking device soon.

    Appreciate any input or ideas!
    Thanks
     
  2. 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 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

    For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

    For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

    If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

    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.
     
  3. OutCell

    OutCell Thread Starter

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    JohnWill, thanks for all this useful information.. I really appreciate your input & time
    I will definitely use this information soon as i am moving out to a new home.

    My question for now, can i broadcast my laptop's wireless signal to my iphone? I am trying to find a temporary solution for the iphone's weak signal in a certain room..
     
  4. JohnWill

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    If you're using the wireless to access the router, I don't see any way to repeat it with the same adapter.
     
  5. Courtneyc

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    Your laptop can be in ad-hoc or infrastructure mode. It can't be both. When it is connected to your router, it cannot also connect to your iPhone. If you put it in ad-hoc mode and connected to the iPhone, you will not be able to connect to the router.

    Your only solution would be to improve the signal from your router or purchase a signal extender to extend the signal from the router.

    Courtney
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Perhaps post #2 could help there. :D
     
  7. OutCell

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    Thank you all, i really appreciate your info in this matter :)
     
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