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I am interested in any direct purchase link or links to a Belkin Wireless Range Expander

Hi Everyone;

       Recently, I purchased a Belkin wireless g router for which I am very pleased wlth in regards to performance.  Since I have a wireless pc which is on the other side of the house and receives a low signal strength despite of the channel the SSID is on, I think it will be a good idea to get a Belkin wireless range expander to amplify the signal being transmitted from the router.  With that goal in mind, could someone provide a direct purchase link or links to any reputable online companies which sell Belkin wireless range expanders?

         Any guidance or direction on this matter will be appreciated.  

        Thank you

         George
         
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kdearingCommented:
One of the best sites for online purchases of IT stuff is NewEgg.
Very reputable; pricing and customer service is outstanding.

Belkin Wireless G Universal Range Extender - F5D7132
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833314030&Tpk=F5D7132

Retail $69.99
NewEgg $39.99
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Darr247Commented:
I agreee with kdearing about newegg... I've had nothing but good experiences with them.
But here are a couple other places I've had good experiences with too:

$36.99 (free shipping)
http://www.buy.com/retail/Product.asp?sku=202701129&SearchEngine=CJaffiliate&Type=CJ&Keyword=202701129&Category=Comp

$37.99 (free shipping)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000FTLOL0
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There;

        Thanks so much for the valuable links.  The retail prices given are certainly very affordable and reasonable.  If I may, I do have one followup question regarding the Belkin range expander  advertised within the NewEgg link.  The information contained within the ad about the Belkin range expander indicates it works in the 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255 IP range.  In my setup, the router and the wireless network adapters have the same subnet which is "2" instead of "1".  For example, the Belkin router has an IP address of 192.168.2.1 as opposed to 192.168.1.1.  Since the subnet values are different, will I need to log into the Belkin range expander which it is shipped and change its default value of 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1?

         Any followup information regarding this question will be appreciated.  I will look forward to reviewing any advisement on this portion of this thread.

         Thank you

         George
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Darr247Commented:
The FD57132's default address is 192.168.2.254, so you should not have to change that according to the description of your present network.
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Darr247Commented:
F5D7132, rather (not FD57132).
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

      Thanks for your review of the IP information regarding the subnet values of the router and wireless pc's.  Just one more thing on a sidenote to this concern.  My DSL modem has an IP address of 192.168.1.254 which is on a different subnet from the router.  Everything is working fine without conflicts.  The only issue of course is the low signal strength of the wireless on the other side of the house.  At any rate, given the IP address of the DSL modem, is there any possibility of it conflicting with the Belkin range expander with its default IP address of 192.168.2.254?  

       Personally, I do not believe there will be a conflict because the DSL modem is occupying its own unique subnet.  It should not compete in any way with the range expander since it is not conflicting with the router which is on a different subnet.

       Any thoughts on this part will be appreciated.  This is the last part of it which is unclear to me.  

       Thank you

       George
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Darr247Commented:
> conflicting with the Belkin range expander with its default IP address of 192.168.2.254?

No. With a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.x is in a totally different network than 192.168.2.x is.

While the way you've described that setup will work, it's not how I would have configured it. It sounds like there is actually a router in the modem too,
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

      The reason it had to be configured this way is because IP assignments were trying to be made by the DSL modem and the router.  So, each of these devices had to be placed on a different subnet in order to allow the router to carry out the DHCP functions.

      George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone;

         Thanks so much for the online links or locations for purchasing a wireless range expander.  Due to pricing, available features, and reputation of the online company, I went ahead and ordered the Belkin G Wireless Range Expander described within the NewEgg link.

         I also appreciate very much the additional information given regarding what to expect with IP addressing of network devices when this wireless range expander is incorporated into it.  I certainly learned much from this portion of this thread.

         Many thanks again for a job so well done.

         George
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