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dunerunner
05-04-08, 10:09 AM
Hi,

We have a situation where our wireless router is located in our office
which is about 30 feet from our home. The home has plaster walls, and
so far we don't get a good signal in the home, especially the living
room, which is about 50-60 feet away with 3-4 walls between it and the
router.

Any recommendations for a solution? I'm willing to spend a few
hundred bucks to get this working, if that's what it takes.

Thanks,

Tim

Sooner Al [MVP]
05-04-08, 01:12 PM
This works very well for me out to about 1000 feet or so.

http://www.hfield.com/wifire.htm

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"dunerunner" <tpdietz@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:f5abafd5-ba51-48c8-bc3d-0ed62d10e226@f63g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> We have a situation where our wireless router is located in our office
> which is about 30 feet from our home. The home has plaster walls, and
> so far we don't get a good signal in the home, especially the living
> room, which is about 50-60 feet away with 3-4 walls between it and the
> router.
>
> Any recommendations for a solution? I'm willing to spend a few
> hundred bucks to get this working, if that's what it takes.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tim

dunerunner
05-04-08, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the solutions...Any others? BTW, we have two laptops we're
trying to connect to.


On May 4, 2:12 pm, "Sooner Al [MVP]" <Soone...@somewhere.net.invalid>
wrote:
> This works very well for me out to about 1000 feet or so.
>
> http://www.hfield.com/wifire.htm
>
> --
>
> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
> mutual benefit of all of us...
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> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
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> How to ask a questionhttp://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
>
> "dunerunner" <tpdi...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:f5abafd5-ba51-48c8-bc3d-0ed62d10e226@f63g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Hi,
>
> > We have a situation where our wireless router is located in our office
> > which is about 30 feet from our home. The home has plaster walls, and
> > so far we don't get a good signal in the home, especially the living
> > room, which is about 50-60 feet away with 3-4 walls between it and the
> > router.
>
> > Any recommendations for a solution? I'm willing to spend a few
> > hundred bucks to get this working, if that's what it takes.
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Tim

smlunatick
05-06-08, 10:45 AM
On May 4, 2:41*pm, dunerunner <tpdi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the solutions...Any others? *BTW, we have two laptops we're
> trying to connect to.
>
> On May 4, 2:12 pm, "Sooner Al [MVP]" <Soone...@somewhere.net.invalid>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> > This works very well for me out to about 1000 feet or so.
>
> >http://www.hfield.com/wifire.htm
>
> > --
>
> > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)
>
> > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
> > mutual benefit of all of us...
> > The MS-MVP Program -http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > rights...
> > How to ask a questionhttp://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
>
> > "dunerunner" <tpdi...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:f5abafd5-ba51-48c8-bc3d-0ed62d10e226@f63g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>
> > > Hi,
>
> > > We have a situation where our wireless router is located in our office
> > > which is about 30 feet from our home. *The home has plaster walls, and
> > > so far we don't get a good signal in the home, especially the living
> > > room, which is about 50-60 feet away with 3-4 walls between it and the
> > > router.
>
> > > Any recommendations for a solution? *I'm willing to spend a few
> > > hundred bucks to get this working, if that's what it takes.
>
> > > Thanks,
>
> > > Tim- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Serveral routers have antennas that "screw" onto the unit. You can
possibily remove one and connect a more powerfully one or even an
outdoor model. This would boost the signal over to the home.

Phillip Windell
05-06-08, 02:53 PM
Well I guess I am going to be a "stick-in-the-mud" and say just run a
wheather proof Ethernet cable and forget it.

You could also move the Access Point right next to the wall that is between
the two buildings. If there is a window then put it in the window.
Relocating the WAP is the first thing, and the cheapest thing anyone should
try. A normal signal reaches around 300-350 feet with reasonalble signal
quality at about half that (150 feet or so.)


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