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I just moved a computer for a friend from one room to another as they replaced it with a new one. That said the old one in the other room has no internet source. They want to use it in the other room. What would be the best way to get internet to that computer? It will be 20' or so from the router. It is not line of site but it is pretty close overall. I have not had to look for anything like this before so I am kind of out of the loop. Thanks.
    
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If you cannot hardwire it via ethernet then you have 3 options that I know of:

1) Powerline Adapter
2) PCIe wireless card
3) USB wifi dongle

The price can fluctuate a lot so it depends how much they want to spend and also keep in mind what wireless router they have, if its an older N or G you dont necessarily need to buy an AC adapter, but then again it'd be good to have when they eventually upgrade the router.
If they do have an AC router, then you would want to be sure the adapter is also AC compatible.
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I'm actually looking at going with this. Since he will be in the truck bay sometimes which is way over there away from the router he has little if any signal at all. A repeater like this should help matters some as it will be line of sight and closer to the bays.

http://www.amazon.com/EnGenius-Technologies-Wireless-Extender-ERB9250/dp/B002YK1B8Y
    
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Oh so they already have a wifi card or something to connect to that boosted signal or do you just plug in to it with an ethernet cord? I don't have any experience with extenders or access ports so i can't help there.
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