07-02-2009, 11:02 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Originally Posted by smokinfish
It does have wifi yes, and you can plug into it. Is there no way of using it to relay the signal? Perhaps with some special firmware? To turn it into a wireless extender?
His house is about 200 feet away, like i say, can get 3 or 4 bars on the windowsill facing his house, but generally only 1 bar if that elsewhere in my house.
I have three computers needing the net.
I'll assume you've searched the web with your modems model # and had no results. While some routers can be re-tasked with new firmware, it's a select few, and I've not seen it with modem/router combos (Might be there, just haven't seen it).
Now if your pc's all need wireless access, you'll be looking for a WDS type device, "maybe". Any router capable of WDS should work, but your landlords router must also be capable and you must load your mac address into his router in the appropriate fields.
Read up a bit in the forums, there are many ways to do this, and while non are overly complicated they do require some equipment/antennas, whatever.
Me, I'd get an access point (many are directional, look for engenius or highgainantenna) point it at his house, get a great signal, take the ethernet from the access point, plug it into the wan port of a wifi router (perhaps your asdl modem?..may not work) and then have wifi throughout your house, all stemming from his.