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Old 09-13-2006, 08:54 PM
Yjamous@gmail.com
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Default WiFi signal boosters

Hi
I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
out the best product to fit my needs.
I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
station in my building
So, what are my options?
Note: The building is using linksys wireless router


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Old 09-14-2006, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

On 13 Sep 2006 13:54:02 -0700, Yjamous@gmail.com wrote:

> Hi
> I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
> out the best product to fit my needs.
> I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
> coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
> able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
> I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
> it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
> station in my building
> So, what are my options?
> Note: The building is using linksys wireless router


Your option, there is only one, is to give more information on what equipment
you have...

The only sensible way to "get a bestter reception" is to use a better (read:
directional) antenna in your apartment.. point it towards the sender.

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Old 09-14-2006, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

Yjamous@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi
> I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
> out the best product to fit my needs.
> I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
> coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
> able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
> I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
> it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
> station in my building
> So, what are my options?
> Note: The building is using linksys wireless router


Hi. I'll take a shot at this (new here, been studying up- so please
correct me anybody)

There are several options, depending. If you indicate what you have,
desktop, laptop and how they pick up the signal, that will help a lot.

"Repeating" the signal may be what you want to do. You have reception
in some parts of your place but want to use your computer in other
parts. The repeater can receive the signal from a good vantage point
in your apt and resend it a full strength from there for better local
coverage.

First you want to find out what the building's router is for sure.
Probably is a Linksys WRT54G. Just for kicks, try pasting 192.168.1.1
into your browser while online through it. This is the default
location for it's control panel. You will probably see a logon screen
asking for a password that identifies the router number somewhere as
well. That's all you need to know -forget about logging on.

In anycase, find the system administrator for your building and ask as
well. Tell them that you want to put a repeater in your apt. Confirm
which router it is and that it is stock, no special firmware and see if
they are cooperative.

The Linksys WAP54G claims to work as a repeater for the WRT54G router
.. There are instructions for setting the WAP54G as a repeater on the
linksys website.


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Old 09-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Yjamous@gmail.com
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

Thanks all for your replies
Let me re-phrase my problem

I'm living in a building. In my living room I have signal from the
Wireless router, but it's week (1 or 2 lines become green) and it keeps
disconnecting.

What I want to do:
1) Be able to make this signal stronger and be able to connect from
laptop.
My laptop has built in Wireless Network antennas.
2) I want also to be able to connect from my office (another room).

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if I've a repeater that works on same
protocol that the router (AP) is using, then I should not worry much?

I'm thinking of getting DLink repeater (if repeater is what is
required).

Many thanks

seaweedsteve wrote:
> Yjamous@gmail.com wrote:
> > Hi
> > I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
> > out the best product to fit my needs.
> > I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
> > coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
> > able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
> > I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
> > it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
> > station in my building
> > So, what are my options?
> > Note: The building is using linksys wireless router

>
> Hi. I'll take a shot at this (new here, been studying up- so please
> correct me anybody)
>
> There are several options, depending. If you indicate what you have,
> desktop, laptop and how they pick up the signal, that will help a lot.
>
> "Repeating" the signal may be what you want to do. You have reception
> in some parts of your place but want to use your computer in other
> parts. The repeater can receive the signal from a good vantage point
> in your apt and resend it a full strength from there for better local
> coverage.
>
> First you want to find out what the building's router is for sure.
> Probably is a Linksys WRT54G. Just for kicks, try pasting 192.168.1.1
> into your browser while online through it. This is the default
> location for it's control panel. You will probably see a logon screen
> asking for a password that identifies the router number somewhere as
> well. That's all you need to know -forget about logging on.
>
> In anycase, find the system administrator for your building and ask as
> well. Tell them that you want to put a repeater in your apt. Confirm
> which router it is and that it is stock, no special firmware and see if
> they are cooperative.
>
> The Linksys WAP54G claims to work as a repeater for the WRT54G router
> . There are instructions for setting the WAP54G as a repeater on the
> linksys website.



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Old 09-16-2006, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

Looks like you decided to ignore my advice above.


> Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if I've a repeater that works on same
> protocol that the router (AP) is using, then I should not worry much?



You are wrong. You should worry much.

You had better have the same brand and of the same generation if you
want any assurance that they will work together. To be sure, you want
to find somewhere on the mfg website or elsewhere that somebody says "
the WAP54G DOES work with the WRT54G"

Or you could just run around in circles

>
> I'm thinking of getting DLink repeater (if repeater is what is
> required).


You don't want Dlink if the main router is Linksys. What I said before.


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Old 09-17-2006, 02:35 PM
Yjamous@gmail.com
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

:)
You seems to take things seriously ...lol

The reason I came up to my conclusion is simple.

When you say I've a TCP/IP network, it does not matter whether your
computer is IBM and network is CISCO. Eventually it is a standard way
of communication that uses specific protocol and specifications.

I tried to apply this logic to WiFi which should be some how standard,
but I could be mistaken!!!

Anyway, thanks for the advise

PS: I tried to access this router, and I was challenged with
username/password. But no information showed about the router model!!!

seaweedsteve wrote:
> Looks like you decided to ignore my advice above.
>
>
> > Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if I've a repeater that works on same
> > protocol that the router (AP) is using, then I should not worry much?

>
>
> You are wrong. You should worry much.
>
> You had better have the same brand and of the same generation if you
> want any assurance that they will work together. To be sure, you want
> to find somewhere on the mfg website or elsewhere that somebody says "
> the WAP54G DOES work with the WRT54G"
>
> Or you could just run around in circles
>
> >
> > I'm thinking of getting DLink repeater (if repeater is what is
> > required).

>
> You don't want Dlink if the main router is Linksys. What I said before.



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Old 09-17-2006, 03:09 PM
Jeff Liebermann
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

Yjamous@gmail.com hath wroth:
>Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if I've a repeater that works on same
>protocol that the router (AP) is using, then I should not worry much?


What me worry? In this case, you should worry.

The problem with repeaters and WDS access points is that they were
poorly defined in IEEE 802.11-1999. As I understand it, little effort
or through was put into their implimentation because most of the
committee agreed that it was a bad idea. However, a basic framework
was inscribed with the intention of cleaning it up later. Later never
happened. Eventually, chipset manufacturers decided to do repeaters
and WDS on their own, resulting in incompatibilities. Some of the
differences are just minor timing differences.

A clue is that the Wi-Fi Alliance does NOT test or certify repeaters
or WDS bridges.
| http://certifications.wi-fi.org/wbcs...ts.php?lang=en
It does ethernet clients, USB clients, access points, print servers,
PDA, cellular, and smart card wireless, but not repeaters and WDS.

Even buying from a single manufactory is no guarantee of
compatibility. The problem is that each of the bottom of the line
manufactories purchase designs and boards from multiple vendors, which
can use different chipsets. There's a high risk of incompatibility
when mixing chipsets.

In the case of repeaters, most manufactories will limit which of their
products will work with a specific repeater. Sometimes, they even
test that it works. For example, the Dlink DWL-G800AP is listed as
only being compatible with:
This device will only repeat the following:
# DI-624 (revC) 2.37 and higher
# DWL-2000AP (revA) 1.56 and higher
# DWL-2000AP (revB) 2.06 and higher
# DWL-G800AP (revA) 1.02 and higher
http://support.dlink.com/products/vi...d=DWL%2DG800AP


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Old 09-25-2006, 04:25 AM
Eugene J. Maes
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

Whatever the brand the router is
I would suggested you purchase the booster of the same brand to reduce
possible issues gettting them to work together.

gene
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> Hi
> I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
> out the best product to fit my needs.
> I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
> coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
> able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
> I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
> it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
> station in my building
> So, what are my options?
> Note: The building is using linksys wireless router
>




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Old 09-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Doz
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Default Re: WiFi signal boosters

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 04:25:57 GMT, Eugene J. Maes wrote:

> Whatever the brand the router is
> I would suggested you purchase the booster of the same brand to reduce
> possible issues gettting them to work together.
>
> gene
> <Yjamous@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1158180842.436297.294770@d34g2000cwd.googlegr oups.com...
>> Hi
>> I was looking for signal/range boosters. In fact, still I couldn't find
>> out the best product to fit my needs.
>> I live in a building that is covered by wireless network. Now, the
>> coverage is not that good every where in my apartment. I want to be
>> able to get good receiption every where in my apartment.
>> I want a device that will enable me to pick up the signal and amplify
>> it so that I can get better receiption. I've no access to the base
>> station in my building
>> So, what are my options?
>> Note: The building is using linksys wireless router
>>


Please... they are not "boosters" a booster implies amplification.. as in
boosting the signal.

It's an extender.. as in extending the signal. sheesh!

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