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Ext antenna for 2700 hg b router

I need to increase the power of the signal of my router 2wire and I would like to know is somebody knows how to do, seen that there is no "antenna in" in this router. what can I do?

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This model does have an antenna, it actually has three all internal. As long as it's not a UK version you can adjust the power output settings.

Log into your router settings usally you type:

http://home/managment - (I know management is spelt wrong)

In here you can adjust all manner of setting, including power output settings.

If it is a UK version, visit

This guy explains how you can upgrade the firmware of your router so you can change the power settings. Please read it through carefully however as it doesn't work on all models.

Hope this helps.

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Well you should contact the manufacsuer for the antina upgrade kit. ALso there is a kit where you canplug on eathernet corde into this adapter and plug it directly into the wall and plug the recivers that the around the parimater of the house.

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