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    Default Wireless Access Point Issue

    Hey all,

    I need to increase my signal strength on the main floor and since I happen to have a Linksys WRT54G lying around, I figured I could do this:

    Using an old router as a DIY wireless Access Point Hay presto, we¬’re done?! :: TweakTown

    The problem here is I don't want to run 30' of network cable. Is my only option to get some kind of amplifier/booster for my main router which is a Linksys WRT610N?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Colwynn; 04-14-2010 at 08:11 AM. Reason: stupidity

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    Default Re: Wireless Access Point Issue

    You could buy a large antenna, but it may not help?

    Or move your main wireless router to the main floor, since it is main :) And let the other floors deal with the lesser signal

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    I guess I would have to get another router to add an antenna, the WRT610N has an internal antenna and no where to add one. Back to the drawing board!

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    Ahhh, sorry to hear!

    Sounds like you just may be better of buying a new wireless-N router

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    Default Re: Wireless Access Point Issue

    I have seen that Linksys does make a 'G' repeater, if I am broadcasting in mixed mode, will this help?

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    I am not sure, maybe but it likely wont reach as far as you need. I suggest looking at N routers because they reach much further than G

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    Default Re: Wireless Access Point Issue

    Linksys WRT610N is the best option but if you want cheaper way around you can replace the original antenna of your router if it is detachable to 9Dbi, since original antenna is more likely 2-3Dbi. There will be 180% signal boost to that.

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