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The airport routers have built in antennas and external antennas cannot be attached. For wider range, place the router high up and away from glass, metal, and stone. Try changing wireless channels to lessen interference.
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OK you have a few options. Well first look at money. Your router is old so spending money on it may or may not be a good thing. You have a good router for its time but now it maybe time to move on. 2 new versions of routers have come out since you have had that version G and N and N being the newer of the 2. Moving on. If you want you can get a better antenna for it and you will get better range. they cost about $20 and up. Some have magnets so you can raise them higher and such. Also You can buy a repeater for it and extend the range of it but once again they cost about $50 and up. With the antenna you can put it up higher and get good range. They have new routers out (Version N) and you are using version B. If you go look for a new router go look for one that has MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out). I don't care who you talk to at the store or what they say but one with this gives you longer range. Also one that has multiple external antennas. It will cost you a little more but your better off for what you want it to do. When all else fails with the new Router bring it back and get a different one and see if that you works for your needs.
Instead of removing the antenna from the router you can buy a cheap working second hand router in market (better buy a second hand belkin router, because belkin provides free lifetime phone support also free lifetime hardware support for certain routers whose model numbers starts with F5D or F6D....Dont buy any belkin routers with model number that starts with F7D)
Now configure the second router as an ACCESS POINT (you can call 18002235546 to get help to change to an access point) run a long ethernet cable from dlink router to the second router (belkin)... you can place the belkin router anywhere where the cable can reach... The belkin router will broadcast the signal and you will get better signal strength...
Homemade Pringles antenna - Eat a packet of Pringles (ready salted would be my choice) then follow this tutorial to convert it into a functioning directional antenna. Point it where you need a signal boost.
Airport Express & kitchen sieve - Take an Airport Express and set it into a common metallic kitchen sieve to boost it's signal further.
Try a parabolic dish - Hawking make a 802.11 B/G parabolic dish
that basically pulls in a WiFi signal, performs some magic and boosts
your range by up to 300%! It only costs $80 and it has a cool retro
Cantenna - This is basically a pro version of the Pringles tin hack. For $50 you can buy a Cantenna that plugs into your router and extends your WiFi signal. It also looks cool.
Also see this: The Wi-Fire uses a powerful directional antenna, highly sensitive
receiver and proprietary software to find and enhance normal WiFi
signals. With it, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet-even at low
signal strengths-faster, more reliably and with a more consistently
strong connection-than you are able to with an internal wireless
The Wi-Fire draws very little power from your laptop battery. It
comes complete with everything you need to connect wirelessly to the
Internet. Just install the Wi-Fire Connection Manager, plug the Wi-Fire
into an available USB port and you're ready to start. It can rest on any
flat surface, laptop display or flat screen monitor.
I have 2 x Belkin N1 vision dsl (cable) routers. One is connected fine with Virgin 20 meg broadband. Is it possible to use the other N1 vision router as a range extender up stairs to get better signal , without using any cat5 cabling ? I.e router-to-router
A couple of ideas come to mind, but basically 75 extra feet could be a problem. It's unlikely that you will be able to extend the range of your present router, but that's the first place to look. The antenna may have a mini-connector on it that unscrews. You can add a 5 or 9 dB antenna to the base unit and push the signal farther.
The problem you face is you might be able to see the signal, but you still can't talk back to it. There are instructions floating around the internet to convert a wireless router to a wireless bridge. A bigger antenna at the Gateway and a router wired as a bridge would get you all the signal as a point-to-point system.
Of course, an industry standard wireless access point, will have a bridge mode. Again, it might be enough to just get one of those and it will be able to communicate with your existing equipment without adding the high gain antenna.
A typical WAP with antenna is in the neighborhood of $90.