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ok well i have a wireless router down stairs and my computer is up stairs in my room and i "need" internet, lol heres the problem, the wireless signal wont reach so i am wondering about getting a wireless extender and putting that at the top of the stairs where the signal will reach, is this possible or is there something else i need to do to get internet up stairs,<br><br>
router: Netgear WGR614
 

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Well, I have no experience, BUT I read that repeaters can steal bandwith in not RIGHT on the edge of the wireless range...<br><br>
It is possible moving the router could help, especially if your walls block the signal.. Try different positions? (This I HAVE done- I got a signal all the way to our basement moving the router 8 feet.. 0.0 (Must of been borderline not connecting)
 

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I have a Linksys WRT54G on an upstairs room and use a Linksys AP in repeater mode (WAP54G) so I can extend the main signal all the way to my room/office in the garage at the back of the house (50+ feet away). It works rather well ( I get full signal strenght) once I found the right place for the AP (in the kitchen which is half way between the upstairs room and the garage). Of course, I also ended up getting a bigger antenna for my wireless adapter and for both the router and AP. I still suffer some lag and rare signal drops but that is mostly due to obstructions between the devices (the yard between the house and the garage has A LOT of plants and trees).<br>
Personaly, I would avoid wireless repeaters due to my bad experiences with those type of devices. An AP in repeater mode works much better (not all APs can function in repeater mode so you should do a little research before buying). You can also try getting a bigger antenna for your router and/or adapter, since that may be a cheaper (but not the best) alternative.
 

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Here is an option. Please bear in mind that I have not personally tested the efficacy of this item. My input is only clinical and you will want to check it out prior to considering it:<br><br>
The Radio Lab's WRE500MW is a self-powered unit that replaces the antenna. If you are using draft 802.11n spec routers, then 1 unit will not suffice as the antannae need to be uniform.<br><br><a href="http://www.radiolabs.com/products/wireless/wireless-range-extender.php" target="_blank">http://www.radiolabs.com/products/wi...e-extender.php</a><br><br>
Hope that this helps.
 

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hmm like the sound of the ap, might have to look into getting one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> so basically you get it and then it like locks on the signal and rebroadcasts it?
 

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ok well i was looking for some ap's and found the new netgear mimo routers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> anyway i was wondering if anyone had these and if they are actually good? also why is one of these $50 more expensive then other <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
AP<br><a href="http://www.lmc.com.au/obs/website/prodinfo.php?prodid=556266" target="_blank">linky</a><br><br>
router:<br><a href="http://www.lmc.com.au/obs/website/prodinfo.php?prodid=554117" target="_blank">linky</a>
 
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