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how do i increase the signal where i can't see the router? the router in a mysterious place and my room has full bar but another room has no signal or intermitent low signal (10m away concrete condo). as i walk from room to room i can see the signal decreases (tested using laptop). so i saw some adapter thing that looks like the original ipad charger wall adapter which seems to work by just plugging into wall but no wired connection to router.

ideally want something i can control from computer or just have some sort of control on which network to choose to boost.
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Does your router have removable antennas or a place to add an external one? If so, there are cheap high gain antennas that can be purchased to boost the signal.
 
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Ways to increase WiFi range.....
1) Relocation of router to a more centralized point or less obstructed area
2) Reduce interference by disable EMI generating devices
3) Try a different frequency band (5GHz)
4) Increase power (need supporting firmware)
5) Larger antennas
6) More directional antennas
7) WiFi Repeaters
8) LAN/powerline connected WAPs.
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i am saying the router is "inaccessable" physically.
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He's saying that in his condo, he is trying to leach off someone else's connection of whom doesn't know and they are divided by concrete. Anyway, the best way to increase signal is to get higher, get a better wi-fi adapter, remove mirrors from your room and/or download software upgrades from the manufacturer. In theory there is no way to increase the "signal" per-say, as it has a fixed distance and frequency.
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i am saying the router is "inaccessable" physically.

2) Reduce interference by disable EMI generating devices
7) WiFi Repeaters... or better adapters
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I am using netgear wg111v2. It's pretty good compared to those black ones on eBay with no brand from hk.

Repeater just go on my computer? Please recommend a model I will look into it.

Only need to extend a few meters and pass one door that's it. Thanks
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just got an alfa adapter from rokland on ebay. will report back how that performs once i received it.

mostly likely that's the solution to the problem.
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