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April 26, 2013 9:52:40 AM

Lucky me, my parents live next door to me. Who in their right mind would do such a silly thing?! :heink: 

Me apparently.

Anyhow, with that being said, they were sharing my wireless internet but it was very flaky and worked only half the time. They are about 60-70 feet from my router, my wall and their wall and a big space in between.

I'd like to make their connection alot strong where I don't get phone calls all the time about it not working again.

What setup can I get that will go over such a distance and still be strong enough to use? I have a Netgear WNR3500L. Is that part of my problem? They have a Netgear WN2000RPT that is connected to my Netgear, but like I said, it's flaky and doesn't work half the time.

Anyone have any suggestions? Can I use my current router and still get them online?
April 26, 2013 10:03:26 AM

Your a brave man.

Technically what your doing isn't legal and we aren't supposed to help :/ . But to extend the range of wireless networks look into repeaters.
April 26, 2013 10:04:27 AM

How is it illegal?

Also, will a repeater go the distance I am wanting to go?
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April 26, 2013 10:06:10 AM

TechGuyAlabama said:
How is it illegal?


Two homes, Paying for one service. lol. It would be against your ISP's terms of service that I guarantee. So be careful about the info you give when your local cable guy comes around for service calls :p .
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April 26, 2013 10:12:18 AM

TechGuyAlabama said:
How is it illegal?

Also, will a repeater go the distance I am wanting to go?


It's not illegal as in getting you arrested illegal. It is, however, almost certainly in violation of the ISP's terms of service.
One house, one connection.

Tread lightly.
April 26, 2013 10:16:07 AM

So a friend of mine said an access point would work as well as a repeater. Is this true?
April 26, 2013 10:28:11 AM

TechGuyAlabama said:
So a friend of mine said an access point would work as well as a repeater. Is this true?


Your access point is your router. basically the definition of an access point is something that provides access to a wireless/wired network. So modem, router etc. So ya.. Hes right. But not helpful haha.

I'd try to arrange your router as close to a window in direct site of their house. Don't know how it's set up but you can always run some cables across the yard if you wanted. (althou this would be blatantly obvious) But i think a repeater is about the best answer at this point. Just something to beef up the signal.
They do have routers with built in "range extenders" stuff like that.

And ya I didn't mean to make it sound illegal as in the fbi is about to knock your door. Just giving a forewarning that your ISP may shut your service off if found out :p .
April 26, 2013 10:30:02 AM

unoriginal1 said:
TechGuyAlabama said:
So a friend of mine said an access point would work as well as a repeater. Is this true?


Your access point is your router. basically the definition of an access point is something that provides access to a wireless/wired network. So modem, router etc. So ya.. Hes right. But not helpful haha.

I'd try to arrange your router as close to a window in direct site of their house. Don't know how it's set up but you can always run some cables across the yard if you wanted. But i think a repeater is about the best answer at this point. Just something to beef up the signal.
They do have routers with built in "range extenders" stuff like that.

And ya I didn't mean to make it sound illegal as in the fbi is about to knock your door. Just giving a forewarning that your ISP may shut your service off if found out :p .


Thanks for the warning. They just use it on a little handheld device and rarely use it at that so I'm not worried about it.

Anything in particular I'm looking for when getting a repeater? I need it to go about 75 feet.

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April 26, 2013 10:30:39 AM
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As far as the distance thing. Yes there are strong repeaters available. As with anything you will get what you pay for. For instance look at some colleges and their range of wifi. They have some nice equipment ;) . Just look for reviews on devices. They will have specs on there respective ranges etc.
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April 26, 2013 10:30:50 AM

google for the words - beer can router

You might find something interesting.
April 26, 2013 10:36:54 AM

USAFRet said:
google for the words - beer can router

You might find something interesting.


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