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I have a desktop in a storage building behind my house. I have a 50 foot Ethernet cable running from my router to my storage building. I have an Xbox 360 out there as well. I have to switch from plugging my Ethernet from my desktop to my 360. I want to connect my desktop to my router wirelessly. My only obstacles are 50 feet 3 walls and a microwave. I have a wireless adapter right now but it does next to nothing 7% 5ghz band and 25% regular band. And when the microwave runs it is 0% regular band and 7% 5ghz band.... This is my current wifi adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156321 it says 100M which is 320 feet indoor and that is obviously wrong. IS there an adapter that will get me 90% or greater signal strength on the 5ghz band?
Edited by phantasmor - 2/14/13 at 9:27pm
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Get a new microwave that doesn't have so much bleed-over RF
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Get a new microwave that doesn't have so much bleed-over RF

even if I do that... the signal is just so weak......
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Put a second router at the end of that 50ft cable
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Put a second router at the end of that 50ft cable

Good idea! Do you know of a router that will work like that? I have a second router but it probably won't work like that, I will try tomorrow but last time I tried it it did not work with my other router.
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Put a second router at the end of that 50ft cable

Oh god (no offense intended). But of all things to do, this wouldn't be one of them. Don't add another router to your LAN, no need to double NAT, etc, just get a switch if you want to keep the 50ft cable.

I mean you could, but may run into issues with having the ports open that you need on your Xbox and what not.
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Oh god (no offense intended). But of all things to do, this wouldn't be one of them. Don't add another router to your LAN, no need to double NAT, etc, just get a switch if you want to keep the 50ft cable.

EVEN BETTER! I will order a switch right now!
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I would just put a 5 port switch on the ethernet cable and plug both the Xbox and desktop into that. Faster and more reliable than wifi.
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EVEN BETTER! I will order a switch right now!

Yeah that's your best bet. Get something like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156251
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Now, where can I find a gigabit switch under 30$?

NVM answered in the post right above!!!

Time to return my adapter!
Edited by phantasmor - 2/14/13 at 9:44pm
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