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i have a netgear router, and recently there was a new computer added to the house which is a little far off. i get a very weak singal in taht computer. i tried getting a new router, a double 108mbps netgear router, but even with that the far off computer gets a 2 or 3 bar signal, and all my other computers that was able to connect to the old router, can not connect to the new router. they see the wireless network but when i click on connect, it just cant. (i have the secuirty disabled)

 

i think i'm going to return the new double router and try to a antenna. i was looking threw some antennas in newegg. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...24099&CatId=374 hows that? but where do i connect that wire thingy? it looks like the end of the cable wire O_o

 

i'm a little confused. help any1? or should i just keep the new double 108mbs router and call up tech support. the antenna seems cheaper

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well, you could run some ethernet cable through ur house, like the attic or something, and place a wireless Access Point at the other end of your house. Or you can try and find some sort of signal repeater. although, if ur getting like 2 or 3 bars, and there's only 4, is there really a problem? keep in mind if ur connecting to the internet at say 3Mb/s and ur signal is degraded from 54Mb/s down to 5Mb/s, ur still getting ur full internet speed. now if ur trying to transfer files, then that can defenitly cause problems.

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I was able to bump the signal to my D-link DSM320 to full with a directional antenna. I punched a small hole through a tough wall that was extra thick for fire protection, threaded the wire through and connected to the router. Only time I have prob now is if We are watching a movie and someone uses the microwave(my office and router are right behind the stove).

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