Solved

Extending Wireless LAN

Posted on 2011-03-10
2
232 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
A friend of mine has his Internet connection and wireless access point at the front of his house.  Unfortunately the signal does not extend well to his back yard where he likes to relax and work on his ipad or laptop.  Could someone recommend a combination of repeater and access point (or other solution) that would allow extending the range of the wireless into the back yard?  Preferably looking for something you have actually implemented.  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:amigan_99
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
shadowmantx earned 500 total points
ID: 35104967
I have implemented a variety of methods.

Cat-5 cable from the original router to a new WAP
Wireless N router seems to have better range nearly double
Powerline network kit, this extends your network using the AC wiring in your house http://www.linksysbycisco.com/AE/en/products/PLTK300 plug one unit into your router and the other for your laptop.  You cannot use a surge strip because it will block the signal.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:amigan_99
ID: 35105435
Cool ideas - we'll give those a go!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

With the purchase of CloudCommand by Comcast customers are left in a bind as subscriptions expire and render the AP's disabled. The following will explain how to flash your Ubiquiti AP's with CloudCommand firmware back to Ubiquiti firmware. HOWTO…
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question