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#1 Joseph82177

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:16 PM

A co-worker of mine has a wireless dlink N router in his furnished basement adn his son loses signal to PSP adn laptops in teh kids bedrooms 2 floors up. there is 3 network jacks in each kids room. my question is is there a signal booster they can purchase to make teh signal stronger or anythuing tehy can do to get a stronger wireless signal 2 floors awaay from router?

thank you very much for any help and input.

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#2 PaulCampbell

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

This might sound weird but..

If you cut out the top of a can (Preferably a longer can such as an energy drink, but any will work) and cut a slot in the bottom/side and take your Antenna and put it in the can to boost the signal.

I'm doing it right now.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:57 AM

What you could do is use a pair of homeplug adapters. One in the basement and one upstairs. This would give you a 'hard wired' connection between the basement and upstairs, you can then still keep your wireless access point upstairs for the required devices but then that would have a somewhat more stable connection to the basement downstairs - all subject to how your house is wired of course!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:19 AM

If there are wired jacks in the upstairs rooms he can install a wireless access point upstairs and use the network jack to connect it via cabling to the dlink in the basement. Did the same thing at my friends house and it works like a charm.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:21 AM

He could install a wireless access point on the upper floor. Use the network jacks to connect the AP to the dlink in the basement. I just did the same thing at a friend of mines house and it works like a charm.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

A note for the powerlink technology...using your power outlet as a hard wire transfer for internet to another outlet.

Both outlets have to be on the same curcuit in the box. To know this, if you flip the switch for that fuse, and one outlet still has power, the powerlink adapters wont communicate.

I know someone who spent the money on the adapters and couldnt use it where they wanted. Its usually the same side of a house, same floor, or if an addition, usually that whole section.
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:30 AM

No one asked but are the network jacks upstairs connected to the router in the basement?
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