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Need long range wireless laptop notebook card.

I have a very long house and need to pickup the signal from my wireless router with my wireless notebook card.  What units would you suggest for range?  I care more about range than speed.  I don't want to use n technology.  Just G or B.

Thanks,

MrHaight
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JonybrvCommented:

A typical router would support 150 feet. So if you go for PCMCIA wireless card like one available from Linksys it should pick up a good signal strength.

If you are looking for a wider range than this, use another router as repeater this should cost you less than adding any other additional hardware.
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MrHaightAuthor Commented:
How do you setup the repeater?  Is that a special kind of router?

Thanks,

MrHaight
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JonybrvCommented:
Not a special kind of Router. Just another Router similar to the main one to which you need to bridge it which would extend the area covered.

Check these two posts:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Broadband/Q_21102845.html
http://thisisfanzoo.com/blog/archive/2005/02/12/488.aspx

 
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yronnenCommented:
SMC produces long range wireless cards.
http://www.smc.com
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jhanceCommented:
The SMC2532W-B is one good choice but I've found the Senao/Engenius 2511CD PLUS EXT2 with a gain antenna is the best I've ever used.

See:

http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_45&products_id=95

With the 2dBi antenna I've connected 500m away.  I also bought one of the +12dBi antennas:

http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_36&products_id=73

It's easy to connect 1500m or more with the antenna on a tripod.
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