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Increasing the range of an 802.11G wireless router

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 20, 2004 10:42:04 AM

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I have installed and am successfully running Linksys' WCG200
Wireless-G Cable Gateway at my home. Just got a new laptop which I
would like to use upstairs in my bedroom using the wireless
connection. Either I am in a dead spot, or bordering on a very weak
signal up in my bedroom (altogether about 40 feet away as the crow
flies from the wireless router on the first floor). I would like to
find a device which I can use to repeat / boost the signal coming from
the Linksys Wireless-G Cable Gateway - preferably without having to
run additional cables back to the gateway.

Seemingly Linksys does not offer any sort of signal
amplifier/repeater. Is there any device available that I can just
plug in and boost the weak signal that will work with Linksys'
products? Additionally, the Linksys gateway (like many of Linksys'
devices), have dual antennas - is there a preferred method of pointing
the antennas which may increase the signal in and of itself? And
furthermore, will I get bet coverage if mount the Wireless-G Cable
Gateway up high as opposed to leaving the gateway on my desk - does it
really make that big a difference?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide me.

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 20, 2004 6:03:22 PM

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Jeffrey A. Katz <JeffreyAKatz@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I have installed and am successfully running Linksys' WCG200
> Wireless-G Cable Gateway at my home. Just got a new laptop which I
> would like to use upstairs in my bedroom using the wireless
> connection. Either I am in a dead spot, or bordering on a very weak

My setup is the opposite. The router is upstairs in a bedroom, and I'd
like to use the laptop downstairs in the living room.

The signal coming from the antenna is shaped like a donut. You may need to
orient the antenna at an angle so the laptop is within the donut.

You can easily add a corner reflector to give better signal strength in the
direction you need.

http://www.freeantennas.com I like the EZ-10.
< http://www.rahul.net/dold/clarence/SMC/EZ10-strength.ht... >

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 20, 2004 8:02:46 PM

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Get a better wireless card or a better AP. 200mw vs the typical 50mw.

http://www.aerialix.com/

- Mike

"Jeffrey A. Katz" <JeffreyAKatz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:12ebfa89.0405200542.7099c2d6@posting.google.com...
> I have installed and am successfully running Linksys' WCG200
> Wireless-G Cable Gateway at my home. Just got a new laptop which I
> would like to use upstairs in my bedroom using the wireless
> connection. Either I am in a dead spot, or bordering on a very weak
> signal up in my bedroom (altogether about 40 feet away as the crow
> flies from the wireless router on the first floor). I would like to
> find a device which I can use to repeat / boost the signal coming from
> the Linksys Wireless-G Cable Gateway - preferably without having to
> run additional cables back to the gateway.
>
> Seemingly Linksys does not offer any sort of signal
> amplifier/repeater. Is there any device available that I can just
> plug in and boost the weak signal that will work with Linksys'
> products? Additionally, the Linksys gateway (like many of Linksys'
> devices), have dual antennas - is there a preferred method of pointing
> the antennas which may increase the signal in and of itself? And
> furthermore, will I get bet coverage if mount the Wireless-G Cable
> Gateway up high as opposed to leaving the gateway on my desk - does it
> really make that big a difference?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide me.


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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 21, 2004 5:08:03 AM

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I believe that a Linksys WAP11 in Repeater mode will do what you want.

Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

"Jeffrey A. Katz" <JeffreyAKatz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:12ebfa89.0405200542.7099c2d6@posting.google.com...
> I have installed and am successfully running Linksys' WCG200
> Wireless-G Cable Gateway at my home. Just got a new laptop which I
> would like to use upstairs in my bedroom using the wireless
> connection. Either I am in a dead spot, or bordering on a very weak
> signal up in my bedroom (altogether about 40 feet away as the crow
> flies from the wireless router on the first floor). I would like to
> find a device which I can use to repeat / boost the signal coming from
> the Linksys Wireless-G Cable Gateway - preferably without having to
> run additional cables back to the gateway.
>
> Seemingly Linksys does not offer any sort of signal
> amplifier/repeater. Is there any device available that I can just
> plug in and boost the weak signal that will work with Linksys'
> products? Additionally, the Linksys gateway (like many of Linksys'
> devices), have dual antennas - is there a preferred method of pointing
> the antennas which may increase the signal in and of itself? And
> furthermore, will I get bet coverage if mount the Wireless-G Cable
> Gateway up high as opposed to leaving the gateway on my desk - does it
> really make that big a difference?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide me.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 21, 2004 7:29:16 PM

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Router here sitting on top of a 6' high cabinet made a significant
difference.

Recently changed the laptop pc card to one with an antenna jack - clipped a
little $25 blade antenna to the top of the display, jumped signal in one
weak spot from 26/30% up to 46/55% and 93/100% everywhere else where it was
around 75/85% at best.

"Jeffrey A. Katz" <JeffreyAKatz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:12ebfa89.0405200542.7099c2d6@posting.google.com...
> I have installed and am successfully running Linksys' WCG200
> Wireless-G Cable Gateway at my home. Just got a new laptop which I
> would like to use upstairs in my bedroom using the wireless
> connection. Either I am in a dead spot, or bordering on a very weak
> signal up in my bedroom (altogether about 40 feet away as the crow
> flies from the wireless router on the first floor). I would like to
> find a device which I can use to repeat / boost the signal coming from
> the Linksys Wireless-G Cable Gateway - preferably without having to
> run additional cables back to the gateway.
>
> Seemingly Linksys does not offer any sort of signal
> amplifier/repeater. Is there any device available that I can just
> plug in and boost the weak signal that will work with Linksys'
> products? Additionally, the Linksys gateway (like many of Linksys'
> devices), have dual antennas - is there a preferred method of pointing
> the antennas which may increase the signal in and of itself? And
> furthermore, will I get bet coverage if mount the Wireless-G Cable
> Gateway up high as opposed to leaving the gateway on my desk - does it
> really make that big a difference?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide me.