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I want to extend my 2wire 1000hw wireless signal to another room

Have no or very weak signal in game room. If I move 2wire to game room I lose signal in rest of house. What is the best way to get a good signal everywhere?

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  • chris_tenney Jan 07, 2009

    Simple solution. Interested in the router make and model info that he suggests

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Hi
There are a number of variables that could cause your wireless network signal quality to fluctuate so dramatically. For starters, you might have a problem with range. Typically, the operating range of an indoor wireless network at 11Mbps would be well over a 100 feet — greater than that in an open area like a hall or auditorium.
However, this range can significantly decrease depending on the environment you're in. Most homes constructed of wood and sheetrock aren't too restricting, but a building made of steel and concrete can cause considerable interference. Other things, like cordless phones and microwaves can also hinder performance. So whereas I might be able to get over 150 feet from my wireless router, you might be able to go only 75 feet from your wireless router.
The fact that your transmission rate has a tendency to drop so significantly from time to time leads me to believe that something is causing interference and restricting the range and reliability of your wireless network. So even though you're traveling only 80 feet from the router, you can still be out of the router's operational range.
Here are several options. Consider relocating the router to another part of the room or moving it to another floor altogether. One benefit of cable modems and DSL lines is that you can put them in any room with a phone line or cable connection.
Additionally, placing the router in a higher location could also help compensate for a weaker signal. Using D-Link's diagnostic utility you could also monitor your signal strength when the phone or microwave is in use to check for any fluctuations in link quality.
Honestly, though, I think the best way for you to get around this would be to simply purchase and install a repeater. You see, when you first broadcast a wireless signal it is very strong. As it continues to travel away from its source, the signal strength begins to degrade. The farther the signal travels, the weaker it becomes — until finally it loses its integrity. This is known as attenuation.
A repeater picks up the weak signal, regenerates it and then rebroadcasts it, thus extending the range of your network. This regeneration makes the signal stronger, making it possible to overcome some of the interference you might be encountering.
After you configure the repeater to work with your network, simply plug it in somewhere between the router and your deck. This should extend the range of your wireless network to cover the balcony. Placing it on top of a wall unit might even help compensate for the fluctuating signal on the Dell machine upstairs, as well. You can confirm the performance improvement use D-Link's wireless monitoring utility to measure the signal strength, both before and after the installation.
My personal recommendation for a wireless repeater is the D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+. It's an enhanced 802.11b wireless range extender that can operate as a wireless access point or wireless repeater. The unit has a street price of about $65, so it's very affordable. Best of luck!

I want to extend my 2wire 1000hw wireless signal t - question.gifI don't have a very extensive computer background, but I would like to add a wireless router to my home office network. While researching for a router I keep coming across the term NAT. It seems to be important because all of the routers I've looked at list it as a feature, but I don't know what it is or what it does. Could you explain it to me? Thanks!

answer.gifNo problem. NAT is an abbreviation for Network Address Translation. To put it simply, NAT is an Internet standard that lets a local-area network (LAN) use one set of (Private) IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set of (Global) IP addresses for external traffic. The NAT device resides at the point where the LAN meets the Internet.
A NAT inside the router translates any incoming data on that Global address to the destination of the private IP address of the PC that requested it. When it's time to send that data back, the NAT strips away the private IP address information and replaces it with the Global IP address of its destination.
NAT has two primary purposes. First, it provides a type of security for your network by hiding all of your PCs behind a single IP address. Since only the NAT device knows what Internet traffic is going to what PC on the local network, it forces all data packets to be examined before granting them access to the internal network. This helps to protect your PC from unauthorized access by an outside threat; like a hacker or a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.
Secondly, NAT reduces the need for a large amount of publicly known IP addresses by creating a separation between publicly known and privately known IP addresses. This lets a company use more internal IP addresses. S ince they're used internally only, there's no possibility of conflict with IP addresses used by other companies and organizations. Not to mention that it also helps to reduce the IP address depletion problem because all of a company's communications can be routed through just a handful or as few as one Global IP address.
NAT capability can be found in every router on the market today.

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If I move my 2wire........2wire what?

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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    bob collins Jan 04, 2009

    1. Is your game room insulated

    2. A repeater may be expensive

    3. Do you use this particular wireless DSL for something else?

    4, I think I have a cheap fix

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    bob collins Jan 07, 2009

    I know this sounds dumb but if it were me, Put you transmitter in a closet making a 1 inch hole in the ceiling to put the antenna in the attic. In the game room, find a hidden spot and get the receiver in the attic with wires going down to device. Nothing to stop it now.

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HI,

To get a good signal you will have to change your router.That is the only solution.I will let you know the make and model of the router.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Priya darshan Jan 07, 2009

    HI,

    A wireless range extender works as a relay or network repeater,
    picking up and reflecting WiFi signals from a network's base router or
    access point. The network performance of devices connected through a
    range extender will generally be lower than if they were connected
    directly to the primary base station.

    A wireless range extender connects wirelessly to a WiFi router
    or access point. However, due to the nature of this technology, most
    wireless range extenders work only with a limited set of other
    equipment. Check the manufacturer's specifications carefully for
    compatiblity information.



    You can use a wireless range extender.The make and the model no.is DLink DWL-G800AP
    for more details you can check out the below link:

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=267

    Few more links to check out:

    http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirel...

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Powerlin...





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If you have detachable antenna's you can buy an extension coaxial cable with apropriate adapters Coax (male or female) or (SMA smaller than coax) according to antenna connector and move the antenna anwhere you want to get a beter signal in that location.

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    Anas Al-Mustafa Jan 04, 2009

    make sure the location of the antenna's is obsticle free as possible to the room you want the signal. you can also attach the wireless on a high point on the wall, if it didnt have detachable antennas

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You can try a more powerful router , or try a signal rep[eater, both solutions , if working, are good.


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