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Question Extending My Wireless Distance

I have a Linksys Cisco E1500 router & I have little to no signal in my garage with the door closed. Now that it's getting colder I need to boost the signal. My garage is 75' from the router and is an all steel exterior. In the winter the laptop will be in a heated room at the rear of the garage 125' from the router. Any ideas for a better signal ?.

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Re: Extending My Wireless Distance

Dave,

Try looking at one of these. http://home.cisco.com/en-us/promotio...reless#bundles

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I have one in the house that does very little to increase the signal & it does nothing for the signal in the garage.

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I procured a set of High Gain Antennas for my router, works great. Adds about 9db of sig strength.

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-High-Antenna-Connectors-HGA7T/dp/B0002F3G7M

Shop around, I've seen them as low as $15 a pair.
Thanks Dave, My router has a internal antenna and no where to hook up an external antenna.

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I have a Linksys Cisco E1500 router & I have little to no signal in my garage with the door closed. Now that it's getting colder I need to boost the signal. My garage is 75' from the router and is an all steel exterior. In the winter the laptop will be in a heated room at the rear of the garage 125' from the router. Any ideas for a better signal ?.

Thanks, Dave
Most of those "consumer" extenders are worthless.

Consider something like this: http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details /?productid=37598 or this: http://www.cyberguys.com/product-det...roductid=48019 depending on if you want a/b/g or n.

Manufacturer website: http://ubnt.com/ - many other products depending on your needs.

Also available at Amazon - so shop around for price.

Good luck!

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Re: Extending My Wireless Distance

Hi,

I am not a computer expert, I do know where the on-switch is so for some people it makes me an expert!

There are a few solutions which you might want to consider.

Hard wire - most routers have additional ethernet (RJ45) ports which by running a cable to the heated room will solve most of your problems! I am not sure of the maximum range of the cable option, but it will give the most reliable & secure connection

If this is not an option, then there are wireless extenders, which I understand are repeater stations which will give you additional range.

My understanding is that it is best to use an extender from the same manufacturer as it gives the best compatibility.

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Most of those "consumer" extenders are worthless.

Consider something like this: http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details /?productid=37598 or this: http://www.cyberguys.com/product-det...roductid=48019 depending on if you want a/b/g or n.

Manufacturer website: http://ubnt.com/ - many other products depending on your needs.

Also available at Amazon - so shop around for price.

Good luck!
Thanks Gino, The out door wireless access point is the direction I'm thinking of going. These prices are more in line for me. The other one I found was almost $400. I have two good Linksys Cisco routers & I'm also looking to see if I can't bridge them for better access in my garage.

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