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I have a router in my living room and in my room I have a very bad signal. I'm making a computer which will be in my room, and I need it to be connected by Ethernet. How can I do this? Would a repeater be the way? I have fios If it means anything.
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Get a better router, or take out some walls.
I've seen remote aerials that you can mount to help with the signal. But you'll probably need a different router to use them.
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A repeater should help.

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* Buy a wireless repeater, or
* Check if any of your old router supports dd-wrt/TomaotUSB, if so flash it and you can use old router as repeater.
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either a repeater as suggested or powerline.
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Tomato! thumb.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by needmorecowbell View Post

I have a router in my living room and in my room I have a very bad signal. I'm making a computer which will be in my room, and I need it to be connected by Ethernet. How can I do this? Would a repeater be the way? I have fios If it means anything.

Repooter. Find a WRT54G. V3 or V4 preffered, any 54G will do. Get it for ten bucks. Install DD-WRT, bam you're a beast.


From what I've learned over the years as far as networking is concerned, it's either a Broadcom for the repeater or bust.

Cantenna's can work wonders too, but then people a couple miles away could see your signal. lachen.gif
Edited by redsunx - 5/2/12 at 6:40pm
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Flash DD-WRT firmware on your routers (yes you need two) and set one as the main and the other as repeater or as wireless bridge. Took a good while of reading, but it is worth it. I get signal from 3rd floor to the basement in my concrete house.
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Originally Posted by Schnitter View Post

Flash DD-WRT firmware on your routers (yes you need two) and set one as the main and the other as repeater or as wireless bridge. Took a good while of reading, but it is worth it. I get signal from 3rd floor to the basement in my concrete house.

As long as the main AP supports WDS, additional DD-WRT is not needed biggrin.gif
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