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Extend Range ?

This router reaches one of my laptops, but not all of them. How do I extend it? Should I:

  • build a cantenna
  • get a better antenna
  • get an extender (does one exist, or does a generic one exist)?

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The best way to extend a wireless signal is to get a wireless range expander/extender , because a high gain antenna really give the needed boost of wireless signal.....

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