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Old 02-09-04, 05:39 PM
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Wireless network question(s)....

Hello,

I'm running a linksys wireless g router on the top floor of a 4 story building.

What can i use so that the 2nd floor can get a stronger signal?
The 2nd floor has a signal but it's weak and goes out from time to time.

I thought about purchasing one of those Pringles Can-tenna things. But then I thought, there HAS to be a legitimate/proper way to boost or amplify the signal.

Can I put another router or something on the 3rd floor that can connect to the original router then pass the signal down to the 2nd floor?

Bridge? Repeater?

Thanks

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A bridge should work. Here's a Linksys - G bridge (WEG54G)

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The best way would be to hardwire another access point to the first one. Is it possible to run cat 5 between the two?
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You have several options:

1) Attach a higher-gain antenna to your current AP.
2) Run a wired cable down to the 3rd floor and put your AP there. That should give you decent coverage on both the floor above and below.
3) Run a wired cable down to the 2nd Floor and put another AP there.
4) Put a WiFi repeater on the 3rd floor. Note that repeaters aren't a well standardized aspect of WiFi equipment so you need to stick with a single vendor's equipment if you want to be sure that things are going play well together.
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Thanks guys.

Is a repeater the same as a bridge as a wap?

I want to purchse the correct hardware.

I have the Linksys WRT54G, http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=35&prid=601


So I should purchase the Linksys WAP54G,
http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=35&prid=608

Thanks for everyone's help.
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anyone?
Old 02-24-04, 11:02 AM
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Nope. They have different definations.

Wireless Repeater - When set to Wireless Repeater mode, the Wireless Repeater is able to talk to one remote
access point within its range and retransmit its signal.(This feature only works with Linksys WAP54G and WRT54G.)

Wireless Bridge - If you are trying to make a wireless connection between two wired networks

In this case by getting the WAP54G you can do either.
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Very cool, thanks goLucky!

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