Bridge a wireless network

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hi out there,

in a house with three floors I want to get Wireless Lan from the cellar into the attic. The signal is too low, so I cannot use it there. How can I bridge that? What do I need and what is the cheapest and most reliable solution?

Thanx for helping!
Question by:dreamer468
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    Accepted Solution

    There are a few options here, and it depends on what device you have as the access point.

    If you have a linksys or dlink wireless router you can buy high gain antenna at best buy.  You can also buy a repeater which will grab the signal extend it WAY past its normal range.  If you just need a boost I would go with the high gain antenna.  They work great and at work it extended the range of our linksys by at least 45 feet through walls.  They are also the cheapest route you can go.

    Here is a link to some high gain antennas.

    Or you can look into some repeaters:
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    Expert Comment

    The most reliable solution is to run cat5 cable from the basement to the attic, and place a second access point in the attic. You can even run a cable on the outside if internal cable is not possible.

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