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Looking for a Wireless Access Point/ Range Extender.

by Tayman20 / January 5, 2005 1:45 PM PST

I know they are essentially the same thing because most access points have a reapeating function which extends the signal but I just wanted to clarify that. Anyways, I have a wireless router and I have parts of my ouse that it doesn't extend to. I was just wondering what you guys would suggest that I buy.

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Help Please!!!
by Tayman20 / January 5, 2005 7:22 PM PST

Can anyone help me find a good range access point/extender? My budget is about $40-100

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copied from linksys.com
by Ldmaring / January 9, 2005 10:57 AM PST

WRE54G

Only works with Linksys WAP54G Access Point, and both the WRT54G and WRT54GS Wireless Routers

Expand The Range Of Your Wireless Network!
Expand the range of your wireless network! The Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander is the easy way to increase the effective coverage of your wireless network.

Unlike adding a traditional access point to your network to expand wireless coverage, the Wireless-G Range Expander does not need to be connected to the network by a data cable. Just put it within range of your main access point or wireless router, and it "bounces" the signals out to remote wireless devices.

This "relay station" or "repeater" approach saves wiring costs and helps to build wireless infrastructure by driving signals into even those distant, reflective corners and hard-to-reach areas where wireless coverage is spotty and cabling is impractical. The Range Expander is perfect to help cover large areas in multi-story homes, warehouse environments, public spaces, wireless "Hot Spots", and outdoor venues -- anywhere you need extra coverage for your wireless network.

The Wireless-G Range Expander is compatible with the Linksys WAP54G Access Point, and both the WRT54G and WRT54GS Wireless Routers. It works with both Wireless-G and Wireless-B clients so you'll get the benefits of increased coverage, even with a mixed network.

So, expand your wireless network's effective coverage the easy way, with the Wireless-G Range Expander.

The table below is a list of the minimum firmware requirements you must meet.
Model Number Compatabile Firmware Version
WRT54G 2.02.2
WAP54G 2.07
WRT54GS 2.07.1

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Or add bigger antennas copied from linksys.com
by Ldmaring / January 9, 2005 11:01 AM PST

HGA7T


Increase the range of your Wireless network! Attach these high gain antennas to your Linksys Wireless Broadband Router or Access Point, and increase both the effective strength of the outgoing signals, and the receive sensitivity for incoming signals.

The added signal strength and sensitivity also improves close-range communication reliability because every packet comes through "loud and clear", reducing retransmissions due to weak signal reception errors.

To install, just unscrew your current antennas, and attach the High Gain antennas in their place. There are no drivers to install, and no modifications to your setup are necessary.

The Linksys High Gain Antenna Kit saves wiring costs and helps to build corporate wireless infrastructure by driving stronger signals into distant corners and hard-to-reach areas. And it's perfect for covering large areas in warehouse environments, public spaces, wireless hotspots, and outdoor venues -- anywhere you need extra coverage for your wireless network.

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Re: Antennas
by Tayman20 / January 9, 2005 2:51 PM PST

Can u attach one of these antennas to a router/access point to one besides the Linksys?

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