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WEAK signal :-( How do I extend the distance or wireless reach.

The wireless 655 is shared by 2 computers about 60 feet apart in 2 bedrooms but between 3 brick walls. It is mounded about 20 ft. from one computer to be able to also connect the 20 ft. PC cable for video better quality watching movies through SLINGBOX. One computer get all 5 bars and the other that's always wirerless only gets 2 bars. HELP!

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Either look into getting bigger (higher gain) antennas for your router, or get bigger/stronger antennas for your PC's.

Other than repositioning the existing antennas or putting the router higher up in the air, there isn't much you can do.

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