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Wireless router I need a wireless router strong enough to feed a laptop 100' away in my home. standard cable wireless modem won't do it.

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  • princebe Jun 05, 2008

    i have the 2wire but when i am on the other end of the house my signal is still low. should i buy a signal booster and if so which one?

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Yuu could run a ethernet cable through the house to a point close enough to that side of the house and drop in an AP (Access point) and let the AP handle the connection. least then you would have a stronger wireless connection in the general area. if the signal got too weak away from the 2wire all you would have to do is switch to the AP in the general area and then go from there. The AP would use the ethernet cable connection to the 2wire.

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I think 2wire routers are good in providing signal strength. Contact the 2wire vendor regarding your requirements.

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