How to boost the signal on a Netgear Wireless-N router?

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I have installed a Netgear Wireless-N router in my church and it works fine for the laptop computer across the hall. However, the computer 100-200 feet away cannot access the Internet. How can I boost the wireless signal so that the computer down the hall can connect?

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You might try moving the AP to a more central position. Sometimes just moving it to a different location in the room it IS in will make a difference. If the building is made of brick, stone, or steel, signal strength will drop rapidly as the singal passes trhough walls. There are repeaters for “G” frequency AP’s such as this:

http://www.voipdw.com/Linksys-WRE54G-Wireless-Repeater-p/wre54g-vdw.htm

I don’t know of any N freq repeaters…yet.

You might actually gain more through put by switching to G freq and using the repaeater. If a majority of your network use is for internet, then you will see little if any effect of switching from N to G.

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  • Schmidtw
    Wireless signals can be tricky. Putting long range antennas on either transmitting end or receiving end or both may help your situation, but only minimally.
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  • Schmidtw
    I forgot to add that other systems, phones, motors, security systems, other electronic devices, sound systems, etc. can interfere with the signal. You may want to check this also.
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  • Igeoogle
    Try to look here - <a href="http://www.techiechips.com/how-to-boost-the-signal-of-your-wireless-router/">How to Boost the Signal f your Wireless / Wi-Fi router</a> It discusse many things from changing your antenna to modifying your firmware.
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