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wireless networks ????

by avrilhughes / July 6, 2007 8:48 PM PDT

I have broadband but not through telephone line or cable, because of where I live I can only use a wireless broadband connection. There is a unit on my roof I suppose bit like a hot spot. I am using a belkin wireless router at home which is not great I have noticed you can buy plugs that you put into an electrical point to make the connection to my home computors stronger does this work with hot spot broadband or is there a specific router that would work better than my belkin. I hope this doesnt sound garbled but I am still not tech minded with computors and connections so please excuse me. regards Avril

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I would say...
by ozos / July 6, 2007 9:24 PM PDT
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Get a higher quality router, I'm not sure if by "plugs" you're talking about PowerLine networking (which I don't suggest) or Ethernet networking (which would provide lower latency connections than wireless).

Higher quality routers will come from companies like Linksys and Netgear, I'd say Linksys over Netgear as well. The wireless connection to your house is much different than the wireless networking inside your house, so as long as the modem from the wireless unit on your roof is connected to your router's WAN port, it can be shared.

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by avrilhughes / July 6, 2007 10:45 PM PDT
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Thanks will try that...

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Try this
by glb613 / July 6, 2007 9:33 PM PDT
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Sorry, I don't know what happened
by glb613 / July 6, 2007 9:35 PM PDT
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I didn't mean to post that on this thread.

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Hotspot On Your Roof? Please Tell Us More..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 7, 2007 9:33 AM PDT
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What type of "unit" on your roof? Do you have a "Satellite" antenna that gives you broadband service? If so, you should have a bill from your satellite service.. Or are you connecting to some one else's wireless service in a local household in your neighborhood?

Have you tried using "high gain" antenna's on your router and on your computers? High Gain antennas allow the signal to "reach" further in your house..

You act like you want the connection to "work better" but EXACTLY what do you mean? How many computers do you have in the house and how far away from the Belkin router are they?

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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wireless network
by avrilhughes / July 7, 2007 4:19 PM PDT

Hi, Thanks for your reply.
Sorry I am not explaining myself very well.
I use wireless broadband on a WiMAX radio signal (
There is a small unit on my roof that receives a signal to enable me to connect. It is only for my household. I have 3 computors 2 desktop and 1 laptop that connect to it.
By 'works better' I mean that sometimes it works well and sometimes the speed drops drastically and it often disconnects completely, or sometimes I have problems actually getting online.
Hope this explains better.
At the moment I use a Belkin router and wonder if I need a different router.
cheers Avril

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WiMAX Connection...Neat!
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 6:13 AM PDT
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There are a number of routers available but the Netgear model you're using should work fine for your household..

If for some reason, the signal strength is a little weak, try a stronger high-gain antenna on the router or on the computers.. You can purchase one such as the one at THIS LINK or make your own.. See the link below:

Generally, I can make such antennas work in most large homes.. On the other hand, if you need a range extender for you current router, Netgear sells them as well. See the link below:

Hope this helps.


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