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Ok, so I've got a rather longish house. My "office" area is at one end of it, and has my server and desktop. The server NEEDS to be hardwired, and I don't have a wireless card in my desktop (nor am I really that interested in having wireless lag while gaming anyway) so I don't really have much choice in the matter of where my wireless router is located.

Most of the other parts of my house only get "ok" wireless range though. My bedroom especially, which is on the opposite end of the house, gets terrible wireless reception. The livingroom, which has my HTPC, and typically a laptop, doesn't really get enough signal to hold a stead HD stream.

I'd run a line or two under the house, except the office area is a converted garage, so it has a cement slab as a floor beneath the carpet and a bit of wood. There's no room to run any cable.

Ideally, I'd run a line through the attic, connecting the living room with the office, then put a switch in the office for my desktop and server and put the router/modem in the livingroom. But, I don't have the capabilities to do that at the moment.

This is the router I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320038
It's running DD-WRT

What options do I have for extending the range? Would it help if I upped the antenna strength from default on the router? I know there's the option to do so in DD-WRT, but I don't want to damage the router either...
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Netgear range extender $70 at newegg.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122376


I really never need one personally,but I have used other products before.
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That actually sounds like exactly what I need...$70... Hmmm... thanks for sharing though!
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Edited by qwertymac93 - 10/5/11 at 7:44pm
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