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My laptop(has a 802.11b/g wifi adapter) doesn't pick up my router signal(It's in the basement, I'm on the second floor). Now, moving the router or getting a new one isn't an option for me. I'll be building a computer soon and I'll be putting it on the second floor. Can any network card fix this for me?

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post #2 of 21
build yourself a cantenna
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My router is 802.11g
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post #4 of 21
No chance you can hardwire?

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not really.
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post #6 of 21
Hmm...you seem to be running out of options.

If you can't run a cable, move the router, or buy another one...

The problem is, no matter what NIC you get, if the signal is too degraded by the time it gets to the second floor, it won't have anything to pick up.

It's kind of like, if there's no fish in the lake it doesn't matter how big your net is, you're not going to catch anything, you know?

Maybe someone else can come up with some ideas. Who knows, maybe the Cantenna will work. BTW if you want to try, here's a tutorial.

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post #7 of 21
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Actually, I tried this right now. Up until I get to the door of the room I'm putting the computer in, it gives me 1-2 bars. But as soon as I enter, it disconnects. I'm putting the computer I'd say about 3 meters farther into the room. Would that little can trick do it? I should be connecting the can to my computer right? Anyway, isn't there any other solution? And how much would the can improve my connection?
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I've seen some videos about cantennas that says they extend the range for a couple of miles. That's insane. If that's true, then it'll solve my problem. Can someone confirm this?
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Anyone?
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post #10 of 21
How about a WiFi repeater? It's basically a remote access point you can set up on the first floor to connect to the router, then act as a router itself which could be in range of your NIC.
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