Originally Posted by latelesley
if the old router can act as a wireless client or bridge, you should be able to do that. Not all routers can do that though.
Have you thought about picking up a new wireless card for inside the lappy? Thats what I tend to do if they have crap wireless.
The adapter is embedded in the laptop, and there are no extra USB ports. (Even then, I've used a 'good' USB network card, and it was really damn spotty)
Originally Posted by Cheesezilla
Not sure what type of brand/model routers you have but if they both support DD-WRT, you can setup a "Client Bridge" so that your old router picks up the signal from the other, and creates a connection via the LAN ports on the back of the old router.
The old router I have is a Netgear WNR834B v2.
Originally Posted by Scorpion667
This is probably your most viable option.
No but seriously, you have to use wifi for everything? I would hang myself
I prefer wired, but when the situation is limiting, I sometimes have to grin and bear it.
Originally Posted by beers
If it supports DD-WRT you can use 'client' or 'bridge' mode depending on what kind of link you want to use. This would provide the wired LAN interfaces connectivity through the wireless uplink.
Are there any elevation differences between the two points?
It's funny you should mention that. Currently my laptop is hovering above my head near a window in an attempt to reduce the interference from what I imagine is a thick metal plate or concrete in the outer wall. I also have the router elevated as much as it will go, but it still has to go through 2 walls. In terms of location it really is not very far at all, something is real thick in these walls...
I'm definitely going to look in to DD-WRT as a solution. My router is supported.Edited by Madman340 - 8/29/13 at 2:16pm