Wireless :: Extending Signal Range Of Wifi Network
Feb 8, 2013
Sending WiFi signal about 1/4 mile from my home to where my daughter lives so she can use her Samsung Galaxy2 Tablet on WiFi.There are homes, condos and trees in between us, so it is not a clear path.So far this is what I have done.I am using a modem and a Netgear WNR834B Wireless N Router.I connected a Hawkins Laptop Extender (HWREN Wireless 150N Mini Extender * single antenna outlet) into the router and connected a WiFi cable from the Hawkins to my tower outside above my roof and have attached a 10 dbi gain Trendnet antenna (omnidirectional) to the cable.But still the WiFi signal doesn't seem to be very strong at all when I test with my phone.And obviously, my daughters tablet does not see my router when she has her tablet search for WiFi.I also tried a 14dbi WIfi ASUS directional antenna and basically came up with the same outcome... she could not see the WiFi signal..My daughter lives in a condo and is not capable or allowed to install any outside antenna system whatsoever.
how to properly configure 2 different hardware devices to extend the current wifi signal of my home network.I'm using a Motorola SBG6580 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem as my primary access point (AP) and a Netgear N300 DGN2200v1 ADSL2+ modem router which will function "behind" the SBG6580 in repeater mode. I previously had DSL for my internet connectivity but recently switched to broadband cable for faster speeds.Due to the layout of my home, I cannot physically connect the Netgear router to the Motorola modem via ethernet cable and need both devices to communicate wirelessly. I have already done extensive reading on this subject and best practices suggest that, whenever possible, both units should be the same brand/manufacturer. The Netgear appliance does have the capability of being configured as a repeater so if I don't have to buy a "network extender" that would be my preference.I understand that both units must be configured to have the same SSID, subnet, wireless channel and security encryption. In repeater mode the Netgear router can't be configured to use WPA2-PSK so I need to use WEP instead.
I want to share my pc's wifi connection with a neighbor across the street. But i have been un-able to confirm that it can reach the net. With the configs i have tried.I have cloned the mac addy for the wifiAP i have shared. This should be enough. And i should be able to walk it across the street and have it act as the same wifiAP. And he should have the net, via my pc. I tried to use another wifi device to connect to the shared IP...And the router itself...But there was no internet. have tried to configure this router to work as a repeater as well using it's setup. This resulted in no internet connectivity over lan, and no wifi service listing. These is no way for me to tell it which router or device it should be repeating from...
I have tried manually configureing the mn-700 To use the same ip the other router does for it's services. The mn-700 doesn't keep the settings. When it does there is no internet or wifi services.When i have it setup on it's own, no config changes...It'll connect over wifi to the router but there is no net. I can connect a lan wire going to the other router and renew it's lease. This will give the mn-700 an ip addy as if it were another pc. It uses this as it's WAN config
Extending Range of my wifi with > D655 >> Booster Amplifier?I am looking to extend my WIFI signal to cover 50 Acers.I currently have 35� height tower with Dir-655 in box with 3 big Omni directional Antennas. It works but covers half of 50 Acers and it is slow.I am thinking of buying 802.11b/g/n 2.3W Wifi Booster Amplifier.
I've been looking around for quite some time and can't find a complete answer. I have a Linksys WRT54GL router handling my home wireless network located in the living room (let's call it 'Zone A').I have an ethernet cable running from that router to the other end of the house (let's call this one 'Zone B'), where the wi-fi signal is very weak. a. What is the technically correct way to have a strong wi-fi signal at Zone B (with the same SSID, key-phrase, etc.)? b. If I take another WRT54GL router, set the same SSID and key-phrase, disable its DHCP and plug it to the ethernet cable in Zone B - will that do the trick? I've tried the Linksys range extender at a friend's house and it turned out to be a big flop.
I am trying to extend the wireless network at our church beyond a firewall to another area of the builing. We have a cat 5 cable run through the firewall to the other side. I have a brand new Linksys E2500 router. Can I assign an IP to this router and connect it's WAN "Internet" port to one of the ports on the main router that is connected to the cable modem and use it to extend our network?
In a bit of a predicament. We're from Ireland and we've two houses on the farm that are exactly 108m as the crow flies. The main house is where we live and the other is more of an office type small house. We've no phone line or internet connection in it and the location is in a dip where we've bad mobile/cell connection. We're don't want to pay an extra55 a month for phone line and internet just to use the internet maybe twice a week. We have a wireless connection in the main home house and want to extend it to the other. I know there are ways but confuesed as to which to use.
We've got an SA520W that's performing nicely, but we need to extend our wireless coverage to a new area of the building (we can get a network cable there). What would be our best option? Just a second SA520W, or are there are APs we should look at?
My wireless router in my downstairs office won't reach an upstairs bedroom on the other side of my house. I'd like to extend the range. It is not clear if my best option is to get an antenna to boost the range (such as an Alfa 500mW AWUS036H USB Wireless Adapter 802.11 b/g Network Radio Card. Includes 2dBi Omni Antenna ), or to get a repeater to repeat the signal, such as a Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender. I also don't know if Linksys has a product for either application that works with 802.11n standard.Finally, since the Linksys E2500 has no antenna or antenna port visible, I am nod sure if an antenna such as the Alfa listed above or a Hawking HSB2 HiGain Signal Booster would even work with the E2500.
have a netgear dg834gt and an asus dsl-g31. i can connect either to my internet connection as a wireless router.i have an xbox 360 (upstairs) with only an ethernet conection.id like to connect the xbox 360 to one of the routers via ethernet then the router to connect via wifi to the main router to the internet (downstairs)its a long way with no direct route for a cable but a good wifi signalis this possible?i understood i needed to create a bridge?here are a setting option in the asus for a bridge but im lost on set up.
I am having problem using the N300 dual-Ban Wi-Fi Range extender with my att 2wire 3800HGV-B router. Cannot use the extender to access the internet. The Att router works without it. Just want to use the extender to extend my att router signal but cannot.
We currently use the DIR 655 in our home. I has a great range, and we've never had any problems. Our house is a very tall Victorian, so some areas don't get as strong a signal as others. I'd like to set up a few addition devices to extend the coverage of our network.
I installed a DAP 1522 as a bridge to our entertainment PC. After a while of trying to sort out how to configure it everything is working there. The 1522 is connected to the PC via cable.
I still want to extend the overall wireless range to better cover the lower floors and back porch.
From reading the manual on the 1522 I am a bit confused. I understand how it works as a bridge, connecting devices via cable. Will it also extend the range is set as an Access Point without needing the devices to connect via cable?
have a home network setup that works completely fine everywhere in the house except one room. That room happens to be my son's room that has his Xbox 360 in it. He wants to play online but I cant get a signal back in there and if I do it is extremely weak. I have a linksys E2500 router connected to my cable modem that is wired ot one computer and then my 2 laptops connect to the wireless from that router. The Playstation 3 that is about 15 feet away works fine as well. All our ipods and iPhones work well too. It is only his bedroom where we run into trouble with any of these devices. I actually just upgraded to the E2500 about 2 months ago, so I have a Motorola WR850G sitting around. Can I use this closer to his room to lengthen my signal or how can I proceed to get him a better signal
As my original Innbox V50U modem/router does not have a strong enough wifi signal I had to add in an additional wifi router - I used a Cisco Linksys E4200.The problem is that if I connect my laptop to the cisco router I can see the Innbox router but not vice versa. There is an additional problem as I have a wireless printer that is connected to the Cisco router. If I connect to the Innbox router I cannot use this printer as I cannot see its IP address.I read somewhere it might be down to the subnet mask. both are set to 255.255.255.0Apologies if this is n00b stuff but I have not had this problem before, I just naturally though the two networks would be able to talk to each-other.
I replaced my old separate modem and router yesterday for a Linksys WAG160N. Basically , my next door neighbor is paying their ISP a fortune and hardly uses their internet at all. Ive offered for them to share mine (With both of us providing full consent , i'm not doing anything dodgy!) as i have a very big download quota and it would save them some money.
Now the 2 houses are separated by an alley but distance from the router to their computer is about 6m. Strangely , my WAG160N doesn't reach that far as my wireless network doesn't even appear when they in their house on their laptop!So after reading up on wireless bridges / wireless range extenders and all sorts of things i'm now very confused.
Im basically looking for the most cost effective way of extending the signal from my WAG160N , possibly through the use of a second router in my garage) to allow the neighbor to get a good signal. I cannot reposition my modem/router from its current location and also cannot connect a second router using an Ethernet cable , it must be done wireless. So , is there a way i can wireless connect my WAG160N to another wireless router in order to extend my signal for my neighbor to use? I was looking at the Netgear WN2000RPT and the WRT160N as someone else had previous success with using this as a repeater.
I have an Echolife router, HG532, connected as my main router. It is connected using cable and I use it for wifi too. The signal in other rooms is very weak and I was wondering if it's possible to use a spare router that I have, Echolife HG521, to extend the network coverage?
I have Linksys WRT54GL wireless router on the top floor so the devices in one part of the bottom floor (most away from the source) are having trouble staying connected let alone getting good connection. What would be good solution in my case? I'd like something wireless, don't want to drag cables downstairs.
I'm an electrical engineer by trade, and fairly inept at networking. That being said, I am looking to extend the maximum range of my networking equipment. I have a job which requires around 500' between switches, and am trying to find a clever way to bridge the gap. The span is direct-burial cat5e, and has very low bandwidth requirements. I know you can buy off-the-shelf range extenders, but they are expensive, so I thought maybe I could avoid it.
1. It my understanding that the lower speed protocols (10 Mbps rather that 100, 1000) have a longer maximum operating length, because they utilize a lower frequency and consequently see a lower impedance. If so, are there network switches that I can force to use the lower baseband frequencies?
2. Should I bother trying to find a cable with the lowest characteristic impedance (or will they all be similar)? Cat 5e is pretty good, yes?
3. Should I do half or full-duplex; is this something I can control as well?
4. What network switches are cheap and allow this type of configurability?
5. If I attach other switches to the ends of this 500' ethernet bridge with auto-negotiating feature, will there be any conflicts or they will all get along?
how do i extend wireless range and increase signal to granny flat for internet? from the modem to the granny flat about 15m+, i tested it with my laptop get 3 green signal and on inSSID get around 74+ RSSI but with Asus-n13 and mini Tp Link wireless USB adapter get above 79-80 RSSI. don't know why but i get signal for surfing internet on laptop but randomly get drop out. household gave me $200 to improve the signal....
I purchased an apple airport extreme router to replace a linksys wireless G router. I have 2 linksys REl000 wireless N range extenders on tv and laptop. The router is working and sending out a signal, but the signal is not coming through the range extenders.
I have a WAP 4400n and need to expand the range.Linksys support suggested WAP200 to repeat the signal, but I am probably missing something, because its not working.WAP200 can see the WAP4400n, recognizes its MAC adress, but does not work.Anything to set on the WAP4400n to let the signal to be repeated?
How to successfully increas the signal range of the WRT310n? I live in a huge old place and the signal drops to one bar (dial-up speed) about 40 feet across the building. However, at the room before that (maybe 30 feet) my Apple Mac book gets great signal and it's no problem. I need to connect the Mac and 2 PC laptops wirelessly.I'm not sure whether to try a signal booster, set up another access point (or how to do that anyway), or what? Running a cable is unfortunately not an option.I also have a WRT300n (which was replaced this weekend with the 310n). Not sure which one really is better, but the 300n router's range didn't even make it as far as the 310n does. (There was weak signal, no active bars.) Someone suggested adding a more powerful antenna to that router instead?
In the bottom floor there are three computers, an iMac computer that receives an average wireless Internet signal, desktop computer and a laptop.I want to take care of the desktop computer and buy a network card, the next card:TP-Link TL-WN951NNow it has three antennas, each of its reception range is 2 dbiI should buy three of the 10 dbi antennas and connect them to the network card?It will give a good solution strong wireless signal and good speed?
Our Motel has a new CenturyLink DSL Wifi Modem at the office desk, and I'm trying to get wifi to all customers via (3) Linksys WRT110 wfi routers that are in the attic. How do you configure the routers so all put a wifi signal out with the same network name ? I keep getting limited connections & etc...
Region : Germany Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : Build 121225 Rel.37950n
I have low signal range from this WDR4300 router on both bands and especially on 5Ghz i lose my connectivity on just few meters away from the router and on other rooms in my 80m2 apartment, i also own another tp link 740n with only one antenna and the range is better with it almost covers all my apartment. Router has been reset after being updated to latest firmware and tried different configurations but im not satisfied with the signal range. Is there something i can do.
Is it possible to extend a wireless network from an existing extender?I have a BT Home Hub extended to a Netgear Extender.I have tried to extend this on from the netgear with an Edimax without success.Is there anything from www.ebuyer.com that I could try.