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Experts, I have a dilemma. Our CEO has a huge house in Malibu, CA. The house looks like a rectangle. The Wireless Router is on one side of the house, and a workstation connected via Network Cable 6 ft away.

The laptop however only works at the midpoint of the house. That's as far as the signal goes at the center of the house. Everything beyond the center, does not catch the signal.

I offered to setup a Linksys Wireless Adapter w/ signal booster, but I do not know how well that will work.

Any other ideas of how to make the whole house have a good signal.

Note: Router must stay in its current location. Cannot be moved to center of house. What other options are on the table?
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What about buying a wireless adapter for the Desktop. Putting the router half way in the center of the house. The Desktop remains at one of the ends of the house, and now the laptop can travel throughout the house wirelessly.

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Just out of curiosity, why didn't anyone suggest  a hi power base router? I see many brands available for sale? Here is a situation where the client doesn't care if the solution costs $100, $1000, or (probably, $10,000).
Because most of the routers are working with the output limited to the maximum of the national law. Most of the routers (at least mine) ask for the localization where it is used and limit down the output accordingly.

Using more than the allowed output will break the law and cause bad fees if some of the neighbours will cause an investigation to clarify why his radio transmitted devices are not working.

A word about the Powerlines. Power cables in the walls are not shielded because the low frequency of the AC Power (50-60 Hz) does not need shields. Putting high frequeny data to the same line will cause the whole cable network in the walls to work as a huge antenna. So the powerline solutions are not really good for people feeling uncomfortable with a strong radio transmitters in the house (or the whole house as one huge transmitter :-) ).
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> Putting high frequeny data to the same line will cause the whole cable network in the walls to work as a huge antenna.

Got a cite to for that assertion?

Or, if it's original thought, some data to support your hypothesis, and steps to recreate those data?
It's hard top find some of the information in english...

But if you take a look at this little film, it's unlikely that it has not radiation output :-)

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/rd/pubs/whp/whp099-downloads/whp099-videofile/1.rm

The link has been taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication

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