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#1 pouringreign

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

I put this in external hardware when it appears it should be in this category. I have a router thatn does not cover the area I want. Any recommendation of what I need?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:21 PM

I don't know if it is a laptop or desktop but you can try one of these rukus wifi adapters http://www.wlanparts.com/product/MM2211-DZ...-Fi-Router.html I have set up a couple of them before and they pick up signals from very far away.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:59 PM

What make/model is the router?? Is it with 40 feet of the PC?
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

You could try an Omni directional antenna or get a cheap router and use it as a repeater to carry your signal farther.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

No details of current setup are provided such as make and model of pc/laptop bulit in wireless/pci nic or usb wireless adapter, what adsl router or modem and access point etc please provide.

Edited by Darth sidious, 11 September 2010 - 03:32 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

Sorry for the late reply. The person does not want to follow up with a range extender at this point. They insist that the reception was better before and they feel that there isp has made a change that has affected this. They also have a 3rd party modem which is not supported by comcast. In order to replace the modem, they would charge her $5 per month. Who knows if the modem would make a difference anyway.

I'm am working on them to try placing the router in a higher location, however right now they can live with the situation.

They have two computers...one has excellent reception and is lower than where the router is. The other is higher than where the router is. Somehow it seems like the reception from the router is more difficult because the location. Linksys doesn't have a solution for a range extender for the router (e1000). Both the computers are new with windows 7 on them.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

copy of my chat with linksys

2010-09-08 07:51:39] Please wait... Your number in the queue: 1
[2010-09-08 07:51:39] A representative will be joining you shortly.
[2010-09-08 07:52:12] Vibu (70593) has joined this session.
[2010-09-08 07:52:49] Vibu (70593): Hello , Welcome to Live Chat Cisco Support for Linksys Products. How may I assist you ?
[2010-09-08 07:53:04] Jonathan Shapiro: I have a question...a friend of mine has a e1000 router but is experiencing connection issues...can you recommend an extender that would work well?
[2010-09-08 07:56:19] Vibu (70593): I am afraid we do not have any Extender which would work with E1000 router
[2010-09-08 07:56:30] Jonathan Shapiro: oh
[2010-09-08 07:59:27] Jonathan Shapiro: any other commercial products
[2010-09-08 08:01:20] Vibu (70593): We do have WRE54G and WAP54G which can be used to Extend the Range but they are not compatible with your E1000 Router.
[2010-09-08 08:01:46] Jonathan Shapiro: okay...are they working on one?
[2010-09-08 08:02:41] Vibu (70593): Linksys does not any Range Extenders which would work with E1000 router
[2010-09-08 08:02:53] Vibu (70593): But you may try WRE54G
[2010-09-08 08:03:04] Vibu (70593): Cannot assure you it would work


BTW they both have hp computers...noth brand new

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:21 PM

Well i can only say don't lease a router.. Buy one,if they aren't big power gamers...this one
http://www.galttech.com/research/computer-...less-router.php

The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX400 WRT54GX4 ($80) is the perfect wireless router for those that need long range connections (above 150 feet).


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:01 PM

Wireless (WiFi) Internet Booster x10
Plug in any computer to boost signal in weak areas!
Up to 10x stronger signal!
5 minute set-up
USB Plug & Play
Faster downloads
Less dropped signals
More Connections
1/2 Mile + Range
For laptops or desktops!
Free Shipping
Only $39.95

Looks like a good gamble....I might just buy one for myself
anyone tried it?

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:39 AM

Wireless (WiFi) Internet Booster x10
Plug in any computer to boost signal in weak areas!
Up to 10x stronger signal!
5 minute set-up
USB Plug & Play
Faster downloads
Less dropped signals
More Connections
1/2 Mile + Range
For laptops or desktops!
Free Shipping
Only $39.95

Looks like a good gamble....I might just buy one for myself
anyone tried it?


I never used one myself but it could help with signal problem whenever i help anyone i use a access point or range extender placing it somewhere between the router and the room receiving a weak signal with a bit of configuration it will work.
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