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Can I extend the reach of my laptop wireless signal?

Last response: in Wireless Networking
October 8, 2006 2:06:19 AM

Here's the deal: I live in a house that's divided into apartments. The owner of the house has a standard G router on the top floor and says whoever lives in the house can use it. I live on the bottom floor (2 stories in all + finished basement - where I live). I have little-to-no signal on my laptop built-in wireless.

I can't exactly go into the other apartments and put a range extender in one of them, so that option is out.

So, will getting a good MIMO card (say, the Netgear Rangemax 240) help me get a longer reach/better signal to the standard G router on high or should I spring for the MIMO router and ask the owner of the house to use that instead?

Help guys!

December 2, 2006 5:42:21 PM

You could try buying a PCMCIA Card and see if your signal gets better. :wink:
January 23, 2007 9:26:43 AM

Ask the owner of the apartment to buy an Access Point or Range Extender and place it on the middle floor :o 

If he does, you should have a somehow good connection at about 2-4/5 connection strength :wink:
January 23, 2007 9:01:14 PM

MIMO requires compatiable hardware on both ends. Then hope it does not see a std 11g hardware and drop out/back to std 11g.

Get your own service, and save your self some problems.