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Wifi signal boosters

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by The Vector Doctor, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Has anyone had any luck with wifi signal boosters? I cannot get a good signal up 2 floors. Netgear router is located in my basement and get little or no reception beyond the first floor. I would prefer not to move the router as it would require running wires through floors and walls so the next best bet is a signal booster
     
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  2. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Good question, was just wondering the same thing, we need to get a wifi signal about 100 yards to the other end of the building. :popcorn:
     
  3. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    You could always get a powerline networking kit and use that to move the router instead of running wires. Powerline networking is limited to like 200mbps but for your WAN connection that's plenty.
     
  4. mopar691

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    I have had good luck with Hawking Technology and their boosters, repeaters and antennas.
     
  5. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    There was a post not to long ago about this same topic,
    did a search but could not find the exact one, maybe this will help spark the memory
    http://www.signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85130


    Side note it was a while since I used them but directional antennas always had good results with.
     
  6. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    i used a booster when i used to take wifi from dunkin donuts from across the street at my old shop. It works. But keep in mind your speed will be cut in half because its now repeating the signal in and out.
     
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    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    This is the one I have.

    http://www.officemax.com/technology...g Accessories&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=23220854

    didnt get it at officemax. First place it came up when I googled it.

    It works great. have only had one problem with it with a power outage. Needed to reset it like it was back to new but other than that, it has worked great.

    I also have one of these in the living room so we have a better signal for netflix on the wii.
    http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Unive...&qid=1349910075&sr=8-4&keywords=netgear+wn300

    I didnt pay that much as listed for each of them.
     
  9. john1

    john1 Guest


    lol at least your honest
     
  10. signspot

    signspot Hokiesigns

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  11. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    their stupid customers and some employees would always use my parking lot and dump trash out of their cars too. So I would steel their internet and use their dumpster to dump all of the shop trash.
     
  12. Ditchmiester

    Ditchmiester Active Member

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    I have used one from Amped Wireless and it works pretty good.
     
  13. SlightlyChilled

    SlightlyChilled Very Active Member

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    Hell
    If I heard right comcast might be letting you have them or rent. I will look into it. Never know what I may find wink wink
     
  14. ProWraps

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    LOTS of wifi boosters available along with antennas. hotels and my marina uses a bunch of them.

    you should be good to go. you could also put another router where you are at with the antennas and get it on your network from the other router.

    the devices with those dual/tripple antenas get MUCH stronger signal. trust me. my laptop vs my desktop with the two big antennas on the back of the card are night an day. laptop is almost gone, and the desktop is full excellent strength.
     
  15. Team Valhalla

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    I'd have to go back and see what it was called, but there's a gizmo you can plug into an electrical outlet and it runs the signal that way.

    We were looking to shoot a signal about 150 ft to an adjacent building and we were having issues with the wireless router and signal strength. Ended up not being able to do it that way due to the other building having it's own circuit... went with a Cisco unit and it works great.

    SP
     
  16. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    After buying everything (and I mean everything) (and returning it) including antennas etc. The farthest range (through buildings etc.) I have gotten is with an apple airport router with seperate reciever. The only apple product I would or do own.
     
  17. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Thanks for all of the info.
     
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    http://www.ubnt.com/airmax

    I have these, dont get near the advertised distance, but they definitley boost the signal quite well.
     
  20. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Came into the thread to rep Ubiquiti, great products.
     

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