Networking & Wireless

General discussion

More Than One Range Extender?

by dragunsfyre / August 15, 2005 12:33 AM PDT

I originally posted this in the wrong forum - sorry all.

Is it possible to have more than one 802.11g range extender on a wireless network. For example, my main (wired) desktop is in my home office at one end of the house and the laptop is used in the other end (about 70 feet away). I am considering a range extender to boost the signal available for the laptop, which is not the question posed here.

I also have an outside shop (dog-house to some) which is another 80 - 90 feet (total of about 160 feet or so) away from to broadband modem and I'd like to be able to use my laptop there, also. Can I add a second range extender (i.e., laptop, range extender, range extender, wired computer)?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: More Than One Range Extender?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: More Than One Range Extender?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Before spending any money..
by Dick White / August 15, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

Try some of the parabolic reflector ideas at www.freeantennas.com. If you have one of the access point models that has two antennas, you might even be able mount a reflector on each, pointed in the two different directions you need coverage. Perhaps some scrap cardboard and foil will do everything you need?

dw

Collapse -
Thanks for the tip, I'll try
by dragunsfyre / August 15, 2005 3:59 AM PDT

Thanks for the tip; I'll give that a try first. As a backup, though, can more than one repeater be used in a line?

Collapse -
in theory...
by Dick White / August 15, 2005 4:29 AM PDT

that should work if each of the repeaters is not in the broadcast zone of each other. You could have one repeater out to the north and another out to the south, where they don't get confused about who's on first. But your description could be messy, depending on how close the doghouse, er, I mean shop ;-), is to the far end of the house.

dw

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the holiday

Find recipes for July 4 with these foodie apps

The Fourth of July means fireworks, fun and food. If you're planning on a barbecue this weekend, we've got the apps to help you find holiday-inspired recipes.