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Hello all, I've recently dormer-ed my entire 2nd floor and before that I had my Fios run to the upper floor. Now my router is on the main floor which has my server & VPN hooked-up directly to it in a cabinet under the stairs. I've added this PCi-e card to my gaming PC which is upstairs still but my signal isn't strong enough for my liking up here so I need a better antenna or suggestions to improve my Fios Router wifi strength.

I have 50DL/25UL connection if that matters in this situation, I also don't want to spend a whole lot of cash because I've put out too much for my house mad.gif
     
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Use either a range extender

( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704124 )

or buy a 2nd router and set it up as a range extender

make sure which ever you purchase that it at least matches the same technology of your current router (i.e. if you have a b/g/n dual band router, buy another b/g/n dual band or higher router)

set the range extender / router at a 1/2 way point between the two devices and you should see much better coverage thumb.gif
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Does your laptop get a better connection? Use it as a wireless adapter for your desktop.
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post

Does your laptop get a better connection? Use it as a wireless adapter for your desktop.

The laptop does not get a better signal unless in the bedroom which is directly above the placement of the router, every where else on the 2nd floor the desktop wireless card pulls in a better signal
     
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Ah, lucky you. My laptop gets better signal than the PCI card in my desktop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Use either a range extender

( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704124 )

or buy a 2nd router and set it up as a range extender

make sure which ever you purchase that it at least matches the same technology of your current router (i.e. if you have a b/g/n dual band router, buy another b/g/n dual band or higher router)

set the range extender / router at a 1/2 way point between the two devices and you should see much better coverage thumb.gif
Thanks will check my microcenter tomorrow to see if I can avoid the wait of shipping biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post

Ah, lucky you. My laptop gets better signal than the PCI card in my desktop.
I guess you could say I am lucky but not satisfied lol buttkick.gif
     
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