how do I boost range of wireless -N router?

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I have a Linksys WRVS4400N for my home office and it works great for inside the house. I also have a gazebo about 120 ft away from the router that I like to sit out on in nice weather to work. I get very low reception out there (1/2 bar) and would like to boost that. Will a WAP4400N accomplish that without more wires/cables?  If not, how can I do this wirelessly?  I set up my own network easily, but I ant to make sure what I need can be done before I spend a lot of time and money on it. All help will be appreciated.

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Karen

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linksys AP’s and wireless routers signal coverage only ranges from 50 to 100m, not to mention if there are obstruction along its way. I believe that the linksys you’ve just mention has 3 antennas? so, it must be enough to provide you at least good connectivity.

Here’s the worst for most linksys devices, their output signal power is not that great. A simple obstruction could greatly decrease the signal you are receiving and transmitting from the wireless router.

Perhaps, you can try to elevate the position of your device to widen its coverage..

Also, try to use inSSIDer to see your actual signal strength towards your device.

I have not tried this but it looks like it <a href=”http://www.instructables.com/id/WIFI-Antenna-Hack!/ “>will work for you</a>.

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  • XENOPHON22
    You could also: 1. Replace your antenna. 2. Connect directly to your linksys and see if you can adjust the transmit power. 3. Purchase a repeater 4. For the brazen and willing to buy into the possibility, risk making a cantenna. Good luck
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  • BigKat
    also, if you don't need 360 deg coverage from the router, (say it is in one corner of the house) you can get antennas that brodcast in a specific direction(s) by concentrating the power that would have gone in all directions, you can increase the range in the desired direction
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