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Connect 2 wireless routers to increase WiFi signal

Posted on 2004-09-27
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Hello, I have a general question about home networking that was asked to me and i wasn't sure of the answer.  If someone has a wireless router in their home, like a D-Link 604 for example, can they buy another wireless router and strategically put it somewhere in the house and have it connect with the other wireless router to amplify the signal strength?  The reason being is b/c the 2 computers are rather far away from what I understand.  Is this possible or would they have to buy some sort of repeater to do this?  The home setup is pretty standard, it's justused to access the internet via a cable modem.  Thanks!
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by:bloemkool1980
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you should by an access point only not a router.
Because you are connecting the same network to it you should add something like a hub thus an access point for wireless
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by:PsiCop
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Try a Cantenna instead (http://www.cantenna.com)
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by:lyle-granger
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The only way you will be able to connect the wireless clients is to either purchase a signal booster from DLink or physically run a cable (Cat5) to a closer location and connect the router or like the first post said you could just purchase an access point at that point.  

Check out this website:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=267

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z71mike8379 earned 250 total points
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Or setup wireless bridging between the two devices and you don't need a cable between them.  Most WiFi switches are capable of bridging.
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by:lyle-granger
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Mike made a good comment as well.  You could like he said just set up bridging between two WiFi devices and then connect the client using the closest WiFi device.  
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