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WiFi Signal Strenth

Wifi Router is at one end of the house. PC is at the other. I Would like to put a signal repeater in the middle of the house, What should I buy?

PS: The product I entered below was just so I could post it. I don't think it will do the trick.

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  • BobTuit Jul 29, 2008

    Yes, from one end of the house to the other I end up with oe or no bars. A repeter sounds like what I need. So it is called a WiFi repeater, is that correct?

  • BobTuit Jul 29, 2008

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    Yes, from one end of the house to the other I end up with one or no
    bars. A repeater sounds like what I need. So it is called a WiFi
    repeater, is that correct?

  • nsindian
    nsindian May 11, 2010

    is there a need for repeater? what is the signal strength without it?

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Yes of course you are correct, you need a range extender, which will boost up your signal strengeth..you can purchace one according to your router standards, you can go for linksys range extenders..but select the proper one which works perfect with your router..

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