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Novice - I need assistance extending my wireless network

by liptoda / September 10, 2005 10:24 AM PDT

I bought and installed a Belkin 802.11g router in January and I still get dead spots in my 1600 square foot apartment. I think I need a range extender or expander, but those seem to cost more than the router I purchased a few months ago. Plus they all seem to have difficulty with the set up and being a novice, I dont think I could get it to work.
Any easier solutions, or are there expanders that are fairly simple to set up and use? or Get a newer - better router?

Thanks in advance.

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Have you tried simple......
by jimdad / September 10, 2005 10:54 AM PDT

things like moving the router to a central and/or open location? Sometimes just moving its location around can help.

Side note: If you use a wireless phone, many are on the same frequency (2.4 GHz) which will knock you off because of interference.

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Thanks - no phone issue
by liptoda / September 10, 2005 12:38 PM PDT

Thanks,

I bought 5.3GHz phones, so I dont think that is the problem.
Doesnt my router need to connect to my desktop via a cable?

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Yes and No
by Melati Hitam / September 10, 2005 6:04 PM PDT

Yes, your router need to connect to the desktop ... IF that desktop doesn't use wireless.

No, if your desktop use a wireless.

Place the Wifi Accesspoint somewhere in the middle of the room... preferably high..

Look out for any interference, such as Cordless phone, Microwave, baby monitor, etc... (including your neighbour's)

Try to make a better antenna--> freeantennas.com

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