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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)?

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Before spending any money..
by Dick White / August 15, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

Try some of the parabolic reflector ideas at 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?


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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?

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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.


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