How do I bridge a wireless network?

I have a 3com wireless router in a friends house.  It covers the upstairs of the house fine, but not down stairs.  What do I need to buy to bridge or repeat the signal?
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Big5250Commented:
You could get something similar to this:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=18

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purplepomegraniteCommented:
You will need to buy two wireless APs that support bridging, for example a Netgear WG602.  You will then need to disable wireless on your router, plug one of the new APs into the router, and bridge this AP to the other new one located elsewhere in the house.

The reason for needing two new APs is that you will not be able to bridge an AP to your existing router.  Routers don't support wireless bridging (at least, I have yet to see one that does).
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TOC-FriedCommented:
You need Netgear access points that support WDS (wireless distribution). They can connect from one network to another and vice versa.
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tonyteriCommented:
Linkssy sells a wirless extender which works great

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purplepomegraniteCommented:
If you go for a wireless extender, you need to ensure it works with your AP first.  Other manufacturers will categorically not support extending a network provided by a competitor i.e. if it doesn't work, you've wasted your money and there is no comeback.
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2hypeCommented:
What kind of Access Point do you have?

You can buy Wireless Reapeaters (as mentioned in the first post) or you could buy a wireless Bridge

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=241
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119supportCommented:
3com makes repeaters and extenders that work very well with their wireless products.  If you go outside of 3com for this fix, you will probably run into compatibility issues.
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