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Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

Question: Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

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Answer: Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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I have a linksys router, WRT54G, type G broadband router. I have installed the high gain antenna kit. My problem: I have tried and tried various router settings, etc, but the range from the router to my lap top is not very good. If I am in the same room, it works fine, but if I am in the room directly above, I get an excellent signal, but no, or intermittent internet connection. What is the efective range of these routers supposed to be? Is there a way to improve the range? As mentioned, I have already upgraded the antennas.

Answer:Solved: Linksys wireless router--how to improve range?

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I need to extend a wireless network controlled by 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router (F5D7230-4), will WRE54G from Linksys help?

Please advise.

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.


It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.

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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

Answer:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?


Answer:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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My new home has is pre-wired and uses a UStec TP-IPR8 Router (<>) to share my broadband connection with every room in the house and provide a home networking environment.

I want to add my Linksys WAP54G Wireless Router (<>) onto the network so that I can connect wirelessly too.

Can anyone help me out with the appropriate settings for the Linksys and/or the TP-IPR8 so that I can accomplish my goal??? They don't seem to want to cooperate for me!

Thanks in advance,

Answer:UStec TP-IPR8 Router and Linksys 54G Wireless Router

First Step: Plug a computer to the Wireless Router, change the IP address of the wireless router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesnít conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

For Example:

- Main Routerís base address is, with a DHCP server range of to

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between to

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink or auto-sensing).

The WAN input of the Wireless Router should stay open, do not connect any thing to the WAN input of the secondary router.

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I live in a two story, 2300 sq. ft condo and my two upstairs computers do not get good wireless up there. I have also noticed falloff at the back of the house. Router is currently placed on top of my computer system at the front of the house.

My problem is: what is the best wireless extender solution so I can extend my signal throughout the unit?

Reviews I am reading do not rate Linksys extenders too highly, so it's hard to know what to use.

I want to use the lowest cost solution that I can and would rather not have to replace omnidirectional with directional antennas, which is one solution I have read.

I have tried digging through web sites for information, but I read conflicting reviews. Also do not know whether this extender needs to be hooked up through a computer or it can be plugged in and connected like any trusted endpoint.

Please note that I would rather work with existing infrastructure and add to that instead of replacing my router with a newer one. Configuring end points for our work computers can be a real hassle, even though it should be dead simple.

Any help is appreciated.
Elizabeth K.

Answer:Linksys WRT54GS Router has Limited Range

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OS: Windows 2000 on Desktop
OS: Windows XP Home on Laptop
Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL 8-Port Router
Netgear Wireless Firewall Router WGT624 V2
Netgear Wireless PCMCIA Card
Motorola Surfboard 4200 Voice Modem

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless

This is a friend's computer network at her home which I was helping to add more ports with a new 8-port router:

I am unable to get internet access with a laptop which is connected wirelessly to a Netgear wireless router which is in turn connected to a port on a Linksys router

I am able to ping the ip address of the Netgear Wireless from laptop using and the Laptop is getting an address of from the Netgear device. This tells me that the card is communicating fine with the wireless router. I don't think I was able to ping the address of the Linksys at from the laptop. I do not remember if I was able to ping Netgear router address from the desktop computer. The desktop is getting an address of from the Linksys router. Are these two different ip address ranges causing a problem? I am unfamiliar with Netgear wireless products and I only found the internal config page (and login password info) just before I had to leave and I did not notice what address the wireless router was being assigned by the Linksys router or if... Read more

Answer:Connecting Wireless Router To Linksys Router

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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,

Answer:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no... Read more

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We ordered a Westell wireless modem/router, 20 port switch and a static IP from our provider. I setup everything in the network closet and I can connect to the wireless signal as long as I am in range. Unfortunately our conference rooms are not in range of the network closet.

My boss suggested we use a spare Linksys wireless router to boost the range of the wireless signal. So i activiated a jack in one of the conference rooms that is centrally located. When I plug into this jack I can connect to the internet etc etc. As soon as I connect the Linksys router I can no longer connect.

I am not sure how to setup the Linksys to work with this connection. Is this even possible? Is it a problem to have two routers on the same connection? Can the Linksys act as a wireless access point?


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I read that the router has to have WDS bridging/repeating. Does anyone know if my router has that? I'm trying to increase the strength signal of the router or ps3 wireless card. The router has a range of 1k feet but the built in ps3 wireless keeps showing a weak signal.

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I just got Verizon FIOS, they gave us a wireless router with the install, but they put it in the basement. My room is 3 floors up, so i have horrible signal. I was wondering if I could use another wireless router I have (wrt54gx) to act as a range extender? I would put the router on the middle level of my house for best coverage.

My problem is I don't know how to tell the wrt54gx how to wirelessly connect to the FIOS router.

Would I have to run cable between the two routers for this to work? That would kind of defeat the purpose..

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Customer has a Linksys 4-port router, loaded full. Customer buys laptop. Customer wants laptop to be wireless.

Being that the customer already has his 4-port router full, I'd like to get him an access point that has wired ports on it as well. So my question is, can I use 2 routers on the same network? I'd assuem there's be all kinds of headaches with the addressing.

Also, we have DHCP turned off, as I have each computer assigning it's own IP address.

If anyone knows of an 8-port wired with wireless, please let me know.

Answer:Linksys 4-port router + Linksys 4-port wireless router = work together?

You can buy another 4 port router with wireless, and just configure it to by an access point only.

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?

Answer:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.

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Will a Linksys WRT54G router transmit to a Sceptre 802.11b PCMCIA card?

I know it supports both 802.11g and 802.11b... but what about a different brand? To two cards at the same time?

Answer:Linksys router with non-Linksys wireless card?

If the card it truely 802.11b compliant, then brand does not matter.

Two cards at the same time? You mean have two+ people using one access point? If so, yes.

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Does anyone know of a good range extender for an 802.11b router? Right now I canít get a strong signal from my basement to the top floor of my house.

Preferably I would just like to upgrade my router as this one is getting old IMO but I donít know if that would solve my problem.

Answer:More Range for Wireless Router

Try the D-Link DIR-655

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Hi all I have a Belkin wireless router and belkin card, which work fine however since moving into the new house it appears the range from the router to the PC is too far or possibly their are too many walls in the way.

What is the quickest and cheapest way of extending the range? Can I get a more powerful antenna? or should I be thinking of range extenders?

Answer:Wireless router range?

I'd start with the hi-gain antenna, it's probably the cheapest and easiest to get working. You might also consider relocating the router to a more central location.

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have two Linksys WRT54G v8 wireless routers. I am receiving poor wireless transmission in certain parts and I would like to use one of the routers as a range expander.
Is there a way to use my second wireless router as a range expander? If so, how do I do this.

(Note: Only one router is currently in use.)

Thank you.

Answer:wireless router as range expander

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I live in the country, no one anywhere but me and family living 300 feet away. I am trying to share my broadband but the signal is only sometimes barely useable at that distance. It has gone through three or four walls before it gets there.
I have tried external antennas at the far end, DD-WRT and maxing the output of a router short of melting it.
I have a half dozen N or B units, a Rangemax boosted to 140 MW was the only one to stay on for any length of time but I think the boost may have toasted it and it was only on 2 bars anyway, not very useable.

Is there anything you guys can suggest that won't break the bank?

Answer:Longest range wireless router?

2 Ubiquiti NS locos. Mount them on the outside of each house and then have another access point in the other house. I believe they are about 60 a piece. This is assuming you have a clear line of sight between houses.

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My parents are getting DSL this holiday season. For their christmas present, I am going to setup their network, including wireless for my mom's laptop. My parents have a fairly large house (as opposed to my little appartment) and so range is much more of an issue than in any wireless network I have setup thus far.

I want to try out one of the Pre-N products, as I have read great things about the range vs. standard wireless G. Alot of the products are from companies I either have little experience with, or have had poor experiences with in the past.

Main qualifications:
1. Great range.
2. Good reliability

What product(s) have people liked, and would recommend?
Note: Do not recommend the WRT54G with a different firmware or antenna. I have used them before and they are great, but I want to try something different, and see how well this technology functions.

Answer:Best range MIMO/Pre-N wireless router

Linksys SRX
Belkin Pre-N

I've setup quite a few of both of those, they work very well. Stick with a model that is based on the Airgo True-MIMO chipset, which the above have. In all the MIMO hardware reviews I've read, the Airgo chipset based units perform the best over the other alternative chipsets.

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im looking for a wireless router that has a long range and really good signal strength. ive heard that d-link's new router is really good(their gaming router). i also heard that netgear's WGT624 has reall good range and signal strength. im leaning more towards netgear because ive had problems with d-link routers in the past. and if anyone knows of any other good routers than plz let me know.
PS: money is not an issue. i want an awesome wireless router that will let me use my laptop anywhere around my house with good signal strength too.

Answer:longest range wireless router?

Some of the new MIMO (802.11n) routers are getting good reviews for distance and thouroughput. They are a little more expensive, and they arent ratified yet, so when they are ratified (they are pre/n now) somewhere in 2006 you may have some problems. But as for now they are compatible with 802.11 b/g so it may be something to look into.

Im running a linksys WRT54G at home, and i just started using some third party software, that allows me to bump up the power output considerably. I combined that with a pair of Linksys range extender antennas, and im getting distances that i dont even want. A quick walk with a wireless ipaq around the neighborhood was actually getting to far for my comfort.

Knocked the power down to 10mw (28 is stock on this router) and barelly get out of the house. Yet i have full coverage inside. has some good reviews on the new MIMO routers, as well as distance and thouroughput charts. You may want to look into that.

EDIT: The price of the range extenders 59.99 and the linksys router is creeping up to the price of the MIMO keep that in mind to. But the distances that im capable of is (with the power bump) incredible.

Good luck

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This may sound like a stupid question, but can a wireless router be used as a range extender for a wireless network?

If say I have a wireless router in my office, but my network does not reach my living room, can I put a wireless router some where in the middle to extend the networks range? or do I have to spend the extra money for a range extender?

Answer:Use wireless router as range extender?

no, the router should act as a repeater or a switch/hub, so long as the extending router has a route from your original wireless router and a route to your living room it should be fine.

wireless router[1]<>wireless router[2]<>computer system

essentially, the extra router will have to be assigned an IP address, this could be static to make it easier

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Greetings everyone,

I have a Linksys WRT54G router that's connected to the internet on the 1st floor and I would like to extend it's range to the 2nd floor. I get a weak signal due to the common obstructions of walls, wood, concrete, etc. I have a second wireless router, NETGEAR MR814v2, and I would like to use this to extend the range of my first wireless router. How would I go about doing it? Is it possible to turn my NETGEAR MR814v2 into an access point? How do I configure it? Do I have to run a cable or can I do it wirelessly? Please let me know. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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My ISP (Time Warner ) just replaced my Arris router with a Motorola router. It seems to work okay, both wired and with my Roku which is down stairs. But while my Macbook Air (2011, I believe) gets the full 30mbps if it's in the same room in the router, it plummets to unusable speeds just one room away. I even performed a speed test, and walked from one room to another (maybe 30 feet away), and I could watch it go from very fast to almost nothing.

I've improved it somewhat by switching to 5GHz and a 40mz channel, but I'm amazed at how quickly things degrade between these two devices with even a small amount of range. Again, my Roku, which is on a different floor, has no issues, and I've never had an issue like this with my Macbook before. It was only when the new router came to live with us.

What might cause this, and are there further settings that might alleviate the problem?

Thank you.

Answer:Macbook Air has no range on new wireless router

Sometimes devices just don't work well together? Like some network cards not flowing well with certain switches etc...might be part of it..

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I currently have a D-Link DGL-4500.

I am looking for a more powerful wireless router that has a larger range. I want to have the ability to use the laptop at the house next door, so I need a range of like 150 ft, going through multiple walls (both concrete and wood) and still have enough for general Internet access.

My first question is if it's even possible and if so, what is a good router/system to use.

I would still need the ability to connect Ethernet to the router (at least 4 ports) and the wireless, obviously.

A major benefit as well would be the ability to install something like pfSense or DD-WRT onto for further management.

We are also looking at a price range of $200 max

Answer:Long Range Wireless Router

why not just pick up a unifi from ubiquiti?

if you absolutely must have the absolute long range go for the unifi-lr (long range).

I have one and i can pick up my wifi on my neighbours smart tv 3 doors away, the orientation of the unifi would also mean that the neighbours tv would be "off to the side" of the access point if not a little "behind".

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I am really in need of one single router that has excellent wireless range.

What do you guys recommend?

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Are there any outdoor routers that have range of 2 KM and they work as accesspoints and could also act as a DHCP server . Easily stated ,anyone Linksys WRT54G router but long range and outdoor. The intention is to share the broadband band internet .No hurdles b/w the two points.

Answer:Long range wireless router


Get a big antenna man...and GL

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I am looking to getting an ADSL wireless router so I can use my laptop any where in my house and connect it to the internet without having to have the laptop physically plugged into the phoneline. A number of friends of mine do this, using an ADSL router, with a wireless adapter card. However as I am with AOL, who naturally choose to be awkward I cannot directly follow suit with the same routers - all the brands I have looked at do not mention specific ranges, how can I tell how far their signal would reach?


Answer:ADSL Wireless Router and range

How long is a road? That's a similar question.

There are so many factors that influence the range of WiFi signals that it's impossible to come up with a single number.

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Have FIOS internet service. They provided a wireless router.
I just purchased a HP Pavilion d9000 Notebook.
Wireless router range does not extend throughout entire house (2 stories... about 65 ft long... router at one end on first floor... need for access at furthest point of other end on
2nd floor... of course!!).
I tried a Linksys USB antenna adaptor that plugs into the laptop. This did not solve the problem(still no signal at far end of home).
I called FIOS. Their solution was to purchase a "repeater", but from what I've been able to research, type solution decreases internet connectivity speed by 50%.
I am looking for a good solution (or product) that will provide a strong signal throughout the home. If a "repeater" is the only answer, can anyone recommend a particular proven product that will satisfy my needs? I cannot re-locate the router.
Thanks for any help/insight.

Answer:Wireless Router-Expand Range

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a couple of examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

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Ok, so the basics here.

Laptop: IdeaPad Y580 i7-3610QM
--OS: Win7Pro-64, Build 7601
--Internal WiFi adapter: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 BGN 2x2 HMC WiFi/Bluetooth Adapter
--External WiFi adapter: USB TP-Link TL-WN722N USB Wireless Adapter

Router: D-Link DIR-825
--Firmware Version: 1.01, 2008/09/10
--Hardware Version: A1

Cliff's - I'm upstairs and get a very inconsistent signal to my wireless router downstairs. Does my router need updated? Is there an external USB wireless adapter that will help? Should I use some type of antenna add-on? Am I screwed?

The issue is that I need is to get a stable and consistent wireless connection inside my house. It's fairly large, but more importantly, it's new(er) so the insulation is very thick, and it seems to be killing my router's range.

When I connect to the router itself, it shows both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz as connected, but nothing connects to the 5 GHz, presumably because the signal is too weak through all these darn walls. It shows my laptop wavering anywhere from a rate of 100+ Mbps down to 13 Mbps, as I watch it, with either of the network adapters. I have my cell phone connected to the wireless next to me and it also shows the same thing (very inconsistent connection rates). I get frequent internet "disconnects", yet I show full 5 bars in my wireless laptop connection. Sometimes, I have to completely reboot the DIR-825 to get an internet connection back. Other times, t... Read more

Answer:Wireless router range problem

Any regular router with 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz band will give you about the same signal strength and range. People are very brand oriented these days and don't realize that in terms of routers they all basically the same, its either Broadcom or Ralink chipset that handles the WiFi portion, difference is in the firmware which can also be replaced in case of most Ralink chipsets. Range extenders such as ASUS EA-N66 will give you a better signal strength but since the signal gets processed and repeated speed will drop due to error control. You could invest in AC standard routers such as ASUS RT-AC66U are really promising. I tested the AC66U with an AC standard card and got stable 80MB/s via wireless, try getting that off 802.11N also the range is much better. The problem might be the price and low number of AC adapter cards on the market now.

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Hello, I have a Belkin N1 Router connected on the groud floor of my bungalow. It works fine on the ground floor but I have a Desktop computer on the first floor and I use a 'N USB Wiresless adapter' to make my desktop catch the wireless signal but it does not catch any signal. I have tried to enquire everything about these routers and everyone adviced that Belkin N1 is the best among all the wireless routers and can work even on the 4-5 floors of a building. My question is that why my desktop computer or my laptop (which is not wireless) not catch any signal on the first floor. Thank you and Take care


Answer:Range issue with wireless router

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have a DKT-710 Router having changed from an old Netgear. I now lose the signal in the next room whereas the Netgear would still be in range half way up the street. Can someone tell me why 10 metres is outwith the range of this router please

Answer:D-LINK Router Wireless Range

Routers are like that, I have a 3Com works like your old one it as extended Range built in

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I have a Talktalk Router which has a wired connection to my desktop computer. I have been trying to connect the router through wireless to Sky's On Demand receiver in our living room and to my tablet and iPhone in my bedroom but the wireless signal does not reach either of these locations. Is there any way of amplifying the wireless signal to accommodate these two locations. Although we live in a bungalow there are three walls between the two areas. Any help would be sincerely appreciated. The router is a D-Link Model DSL2780. I am using Windows 7 Professional.

Answer:Extend range of wireless router

Have you tried changing the wireless channels on the router?

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Hi,I have a DG834G by Netgear and I have one room in the house where the wirless only gets 1 bar and drops out often.If I purchase this DG834N reviewed by PCA here: click hereWill this actually increase the range? Or will it just be faster with no additional range?Many Thanks for any help!

Answer:Will this Wireless Router increase wi fi range?

Hi livewire. I can't specifically answer your question but I would say you need to do 2 things before splashing out. 1.Where is the router and could anything be interfering with the signal, such as a video sender or wireless telephone etc. 2. What receiver are you using? USB dongle, wireless adaptor etc. I had a problem with my DLink router with range on both of these but with a laptop the signal is 5 bars everywhere in the house.

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:confused Hello all, I was wondering if i might be able to get some help. I am new to the whole wireless router thing and need to know if there is anyway to extend the range of the signal? We went to Best Buy and bought a D-Link Xtreme N Wireless-N Gigabit Router model DIR-655, the sales associate thought it would work for us to be able to connect wirelessly in the house and the home office about 200 foot away (the office has metal siding, not sure if that is an issue...). Well the signal is great in the house and decent almost to the front door of the office, but kaput in the office. My question is, what do I need to extend the range (if anything would work)? I have been trying to do some research of my own online but it's making my head spin I am not sure what is what i.e. range booster antenna, usb adapter card, or where to even start looking... Sorry to be so needy, I am way out of my league with computer issues. Thanks in advance.


P.S. I don't know if it make a difference or not but we have WildBlue sattelite internet

Answer:Help Please! Wireless Router Range issue....

I also have a D Link 655 plus the booster dongle and my laptop works perfectly around the house but recently i had to put my work station in the garage it is only about 20 feet from the router but the signal drops to very low and slows down a lot it's just because there are two rather thick walls between about 13 inches and have cavity insulation the router just does not have the ability to penetrate very well.

radio signals like to go in straight lines so hence the deterioration


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My girlfrind has a wireless Linksks router in her office that has a range of 300 feet.
I need to extend it's range to at least 700 feet.
Is there any kind of hardware out there that would extend its range to at least 700 feet?
Don't know where to turn

Answer:How can I extend the range of a wireless router?

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I have a Netgear DG384PN Modem Router and I am very pleased with it. However, the range just falls short of what I need to access the Internet from my Sony Playstation 3 which is in the room farthest from my study. I purchased a Sitecom range extender but I cannot get it to work (my fault, perhaps). Can anybody suggest a means of achieving what I want. I have considered purchasing a Netgear Modem Router to the pre N specification but it's a lot of money and I am nervous that it would not help and incompatibility could create problems. Any suggestions would be appreciatedRegards,Elms

Answer:Extending range of Wireless Modem Router

Look at these options1 - If your router antenna can be removed look at replacing with a hi gain antennaclick here2 ? Install a Hi-Gain? Wireless-G Range Extenderclick here

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Hi guys,

I have a huge house and need to set up a wireless network between my Windows XP computer and a Windows ME computer.

I brought the Netgear Rangemax Wireless Router & USB Adapter WPN824, however I only ever get a maximum signal of 17% to the WinME pc upstairs!

Is there a router/adapter compatible with WinME & XP that has a greater range then the Rangemax router?

Thanks in advance for any replys!

Answer:Maximum range wireless router needed?

Actually, pretty much all wireless routers will exhibit similar range. If you really need longer range, I'd consider one or both of the following options.

[HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster

[HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

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Large house with twists and turns, 2 story, 3500 sq ft. Current router only works in half the house.

Looking for way to solve the problem economically as possible. Booster??

Thanks all for your help.

Answer:Can someone recommend a wireless router with extra range?

Premiertek powerlink hermes 11bgn usb 1w hi-power adapter 2x9dbi antenna

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I have an aol supplied router the thomson speedtouch 576. the range is probably ok for a small house but with the router in my attic office i can't pick up a very good signal in the lounge . Can anyone recommend a router with a better range or ariel extension - must be compatible with AOL?

Answer:AOL - Poor range on supplied wireless router

Hi there, I use the Netgear DG834C. The price has come down a lot recently on amazon. read the reviews there. I highly recommend it.

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I currently have one of the earliest models of the Linksys Access Point WAP 11 hooked up to my 4 port wired Linksys Router BEF which I use just for my laptop. I have cable intenet right now and am using Power Line adapters with my wired router for my other computers. However, I find them to be finicky with my new home's wiring though and they seem to break easily. I was thinking about going totally wireless. One problem is that my access point barely can put out a signal going up one story in my home. My question is should I put out about $30 buck for a used Linksys range booster or just get a new Wireless Router to use for all my computers. If so will the range be appreciatively better? What kind of speeds can I get? What router would give me the best bang for my buck? (I don't need anything super crazy over-the-top).

Answer:Best wireless router - range/speed/cost

I'm using a Netgear DG834PN Rangemax ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall which is supposed to provide better than standard range; perhaps this or the next generation of the same might meet your needs. (



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my wifes ibook will only run 80211.b and cannot use wpa security as per my orange broadband router - but it did work with my old dell 1184 router previously.

The desktop pc has a wired connection to a sky router on the top floor, which is wireless but the mac cant connect to it as it is just out of range from the ground floor..

On the middle floor is orange broadband using a siemens wireless router which is within range but using wps psk - so cant connect to it..

What I would like to do is connect wirelessly via the DELL 1184 - using the orange broadband connection..

I can connect routers using network cables to set up - but want to run the dell in the living room using just a power cable and wireless connection..

I want to set up the routers using my dell 1555 studio laptop and then just connect up using the mac.. I think I might need to put the orange settings into the dell router ?

can someone pls list blow by blow instructions of how to set up the routers to talk to each other and then other wireless devices - security can only be none or wep on the dell even if wpa psk on the orange one - is that possible ?

anyway any help would be gratefully received - i've spent all afternoon swearing at the dell 1184 !!


POSTSCRIPT: reset to factory defaults and wireless is not transmitting ?? switched on but not hooked up to an adsl connection is that why ??

Answer:extending range of wireless router for wifes mac

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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I'm not sure which wireless router would be best.I'm trying to help my father get one for his bed and breakfast, so they need:
- good signal for 30m on two floors
- 8-12 simultaneous connections
- maybe bandwidth limiting for each connection
- good security options for users and themselves
- anything less than £100

I've had a look at:

Does that look good, or should I be looking at something else?

It seems like a real challenge to find the right thing.


Answer:Hard to find the right wireless router with range?

Truthfully, you'd be better served IMO with several more inexpensive routers wired as wireless access points placed at strategic locations. I'd use three, one about at about 5m from each extreme end and one in the middle. I'd configure them on channels 1, 6, 11 (or similarly spaced to avoid interference and channel overlap. One of the routers would be connected directly to the broadband service the other two would be configured as access points. You can also use real WAP units, but it's common to be able to buy wireless routers for far less than a WAP, and they offer the same functionality for your use. You would need to run a cable between the three router locations and to the broadband modem (if not located with one of the routers).

The advantage of this configuration is it gives you much better coverage than any single router, and it also spreads the wireless access over multiple connections. Eight 802.11g connections on a single wireless router or WAP results in very slow access for all of them. 802.11g is half duplex and operates on a contention basis, the more connections you have, the slower things get. By the time you get to 8-10 connections, it's starting to look like poor dial-up service! Spreading the wireless connections over multiple wireless access points will greatly ease this congestion.

Here's the recipe for configuring the secondary routers as WAP units.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The &qu... Read more

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Hi I am setting a computer up in my garage but it is getting a very poor signal from my wireless router which is on the opposite side of my house and basically unusable.

I am considering getting a good wifi booster/extender etc. but with the cost of a good one ($70-80) it may make more sense to upgrade my wireless router??? It's been a couple of years since I looked into this, have any new routers come out that have a lot more output/range to cover my whole house area? (Just a single story family home with detached garage)

If anyone could recommend a good wireless router I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Answer:Recommend a wireless router with great range.

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I need to replace another failing NetGear wireless router, so this time I'm not going to automatically buy the newest NetGear model.

I don't plan to run third-party firmware at first, but I'm open to the idea later on. Recommendations? Brands/models to avoid?


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Setup of Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range


We have a DLink wireless router (n150)

Our IP network range is 10.10.250.x

I want to connect this router to a ethernet cable and be able to use it for wireless and also connect one or two physical computers to the back of the router (as it has 3 extra ports).

When I connect the router and have it issue DHCP in the 10.10.250.x range - the router gets a IP address of

As a result, if a computer is physical connected to the router, that pc get the gateway of - while our really gateway is

This causes the internet not to work on that pc.
I have tried to have the router issue IP's on the range of 192.168.1.x but the problem is then on my wireless clients I am not able to connect (map) to shared folders since the network IP range is 10.10.250.x (and hence different subnets).

Can somebody please help?


Answer:Setup of DLink Wireless Router in 10.10.250.x range

What is the modem used with this router?

Are you connecting this router to another router, or directly to a broadband modem?

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Hi everyone and thanks for you time

We have a rather large spread on our property, and had a little tussle over placement of our Wireless G router (Lynksys). I've read enough about Wireless-N to know it would be a good opportunity to upgrade and convinced our landlord to do so.

However I'm not seeing any noticeable difference in terms of the network range after installing the Linksys WRT150N - I'm still stuck at about 100 feet with a direct line of sight, which is no difference from the previous router. I have little concern for speed as our local cable internet maxes out at 600 KB/s regardless, so I figured we would be set to go with our existing wireless cards.

My question then is - is it necessary to install Wireless N cards in our laptops to improve the range? Can't find much on this topic through Google.

Answer:Need Wireless-N card to boost Wireless-N router range?

I think it helps a little, however im not 100% sure, talk to your landlord about getting a range extender, you just plug them into the wall.

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I have 2 computers, networked and connected to ntl cable via a linksys router. It all works superbly and I am really pleased with my setup. One thing puzzles me though....How do I know that the hardware firewall is working? With the zone alarm software one, it is possible to check, either by constant alerts, or by looking at the log, just how many possible incursions have been thwarted. How can I tell if my routers firewall is doing the job for which Im paying it? Itis definitely enabled in the setup utility. Thanks for any advice.

Answer:linksys wireless router

You try click here and run the Shields Up test(s).Try the tests with Zone Alarm enabled and disabled.I use a router and I get exactly the same result whether my software firewall is on or off- I think the test(s) are blocked by the router firewall.I'm thinking of getting rid of the software firewall.I could be wrong.

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ohk i have a friend that has a linksys wireless router being used by two computers. Recently one of the computer is acting up and hasn't been able to connect to the internet. I tried to fix it by repairing the connection through the connection thing but it sitll wont work. Both computer's wireless connection was workign well before but now one of them doesnt seem to be working. What cna be the problem?

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I don't mind about the money.I just want to buy the best from linksys.I like WRT55AG.Also is it true that I should avoid the speedbooster productcs and if yes why?Thank you in advance

Answer:best wireless router of linksys?

WRT54g here with no problems. Stable and fast no matter what im doing. THe speedbooster is not worth the extra money. For one, you will NEVER reached those advertised speeds no matter how good the circumstance.

Two, the technology for speedbooster routers isn't certified and tested, meaning the router quality GREATLY varies between router to router, company to company. I will point you to an article in a large wireless magazine not to long ago that will help explain it better.

Christopher Null, Editor in Chief
MobilePc Mag
Oct 2004
Editors Notebook

My recent column in the July issue of "Why your Turbo wireless Router blows chunks and mine rules" seemed to draw a line in the digital sand. We were flooded with letters, with polorized opinions from nearly equal numbers of readers.

One side indentified with the column, bemoaning the fact that they too had tried a succession of turbo routers, each crashing on a regular basis.

The other side said I was clinically insane and that they had never seen a router crash in their entire lives

Whos right? Well, everybody in this case. Router quality is widly variable, not just from one vender to the next, but from one model to another too. One unit will work great. An indentical unit won't work at all. Weve taken a rock solid router and added an innocuos firmware update, only to watch it go down in flames. Literally! One router vomitted sparks and steam of smoke during a new infamous te... Read more

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it's a linksys wireless g router. On a freinds laptop I tried to get anything aol to work however it won't. I tried forwared the ports and triggering them but nope The ports I used are 5190-5193. Help? tia.

Answer:Help with linksys wireless router

No port forwarding needed for AOHell. No special configuration needed on a router at all. Test this friends laptop by first seeing if it's connecting to the wireless, and properly setup on the router and able to go online. Use a normal web browser to test this, Internet Exploader.

If you can browse the web fine...then reconfigure AOHell...somewhere in the options, location, you can edit your connection type, telling it to use TCP LAN or something like that.

If you cannot browse the internet fine by first testing with a real browser....then you still have some configuration issues, and this computer is not setup on the router correctly, or the router is not setup to go online correctly. Any other PCs on this router which are connecting to the internet OK?

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When I want to watch a news clip from a web site my router locks up. I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get my connection back. Why is it doing this? I never had this problem before. Sometimes I would have to unplug and plug it back in to get it to work but now its doing it to videos.

Answer:LINKSYS Wireless-B router

Have you tried upgrading the firmware in your router? LInksys has released some pretty hefty new firmware for their B revision routers that you should look into.

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I have received a linksys router and wireless access point. Only the hardware, no manuals; no software.

The router is: DEFSR41 V4.3
The Access Point is: WAP45G

I have a FreeBSD router/firewall/nat, etc. It has 3 network cards, one for internet, one for internal network and a free one (

If I put a device into a switch and plug the FreeBSD router nics (the free one) to switch, then the device received DHCP address/info and can access the internet.

Basically, I just want to use this access point; it should allow wireless devices to connect (with password) and then router though FreeBSD router.
I've never used this before, any helps? I plugged both into my router and neither requested DHCP address. How do I access them? How do I set them to DHCP clients and/or put a static IP in them?
The router has a port on it that says "Internet". I basically want the FreeBSD router to act as the 'internet'. The access point only has one plug for "Router"

The only info I received on linksys/ciso site is "Put in Windows CD Rom and follow the wizard". Obviously I don't have that CD Rom nor windows.


Answer:Linksys Router/Wireless

Both of your model numbers are wrong. I assume you mean the BEFSR41 and the WAP54G.

The procedure is simple if I am understanding you correctly. Here is what you need to do:

-Reset the wireless router by holding down the reset button for 15-30 seconds (light should flash on the front)
Connecting to your WAP54G (first time or reset):
-After taking your WAP54G out of the box (or after a reset) you are probably going to want to configure it prior to connecting it to your network.
-Plug an Ethernet cable from your PC to you WAP54G
-Set the IP of your PC to
-You don&#8217;t need to setup any DNS or Gateway at this point.
-Now open up your web browser and point it to
-At the login screen leave the user name blank and use admin as the password.
-Now you can configure your WAP54G.
-Once you have finished you can return your PC to its original IP settings.
Once in, you will want to set the WAP54G to AP (access point) mode and make sure the IP is within the range of your network. Then plug it into your network and you should be good to go.

Here is a good document on the WAP54G:

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I have just installed my wireless router onto my main system(upstairs). I have also set up my other system it is showing that it is connected with a strong singal but every time that i try and connect to internet windows explorer page appears and is unable to connect. this is happening on both systems. Please can someone with the knowledge help please.

Answer:linksys wireless router

Give Linksys a ring, they are the most helpful help team I have ever come across. At one time when I was having big problems they tried all sorts of things to fix my connection and would not give up until it was up and running, even though it took close to three hours. When you think that it was a free call to India at length of time I call that dedication!The number to ring is: 08000261418 then choose 1 for Lynksys when the auto operator asks you to do so. I know you will be as pleased with the results of this as I was.Good luck Migwell

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Anybody can help me to install one wireless router Linksys Wireless - G. I have lost the installation cd. This can be done straight from windows settings but i don't know how to do it.

Answer:Wireless router Linksys


This is the main website of Linksys

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

In the FAQ section you can find anything you like.
I you want to change settings in the router you have to be wired connected.
2 easy ways to enter router

Go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click the House/Home Icon first to be able to see the router icon,right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,find the firewall\configure,select standard,Apply and exit.

Another way to get there is by typing the router IP address in your web browser.

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WRT54G, out of the blue, my wife and sons machine just stop being connected. Went through their support page, tips from setup like different channels, new firmware and so on. Got a signal booster tonight and it got worse. My wifes machine, 10 feet away said low signal, worked for a bit then went dead. My sons is a good 2 floors up, 35 feet or so away saying strong signal, but no connection at all. Im very, very close to taking this to the gun range and shooting it. Anyone who knows me knows I am not kidding and pictures will follow...

Unless you can help me, I will post photos of my laser sight on it just before I shoot it into pieces.

Answer:Linksys Wireless Router

what Wireless version does your wife's NIC support?

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Recently I got a new computer, and passed down the old one. We decided to network them using a wireless router.

Everything worked great in the beginning until I installed service pack 2. When I have it all set up I get a little message saying "limited or no connectivity" and nothing works on both computers internet wise.

Is there something I should be aware of that's new with service pack 2, or is this maybe something that has nothing to do with service pack two?

I'm sorry I can't provide you with much information, but I'm sure it's not a virus/spyware problem because I did format the main computer the inter goes through, also I scanned the other computer.

I'm running Windows XP Pro, with service pack two, and I am POSSITIVE I have this properly set up hardware wise.


Answer:SP2 with Linksys wireless router

I'm using linksys, did I already say that?

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I have a new router WRT54GS that I have hardwired to my desktop. No problems there. I am trying to set up an old Laptop, Dell Latitude, with Win2K on it. I have purchased a notebook adapter from Linksys also, WPC54G.
I have 2 problems with connecting,
1 It seems that every time that I close the lid on the laptop it disconnects the notebook adapter, the power light goes out. When waking up the laptop the adapter does not wake up. I have checked my power options and don't have anything shutting down, only going to standby mode.
2 Also I have tried the WEP security setting with the router, it seems that connecting with the laptop is hit and miss. Right now a whole lot of misses.
Any help

Answer:Linksys wireless router

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Hello to everyone

I'm new here but hope I can count on your help.

I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router with which I use for VoIP. The problem is that I cannot even access it on its own IP (see pic 1)

Reinstallation has failed (see pic2) to go on as it keeps claiming that my Device is not connected to the PC (false claim because I'm on Internet through it). It worked in the past (when I bought it, I installed without any problem and accessed the config page). But after shutting down my entire system for few days vacation, we now can't use the VoIP (Led is permanently out). Attempts to access the config page after even pressing "Reset" for several seconds returns with the message "The connection was refused when attempting to access"

Hmmm, A bit frustrating for a person like me who is not a techie

I'm not on a firewall or any AV.

Could anyone help point me to what I'm missing?
Thank you
Pic 2
Pic 1

Answer:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router help please

A person HERE found a fix HERE

If you find the fix there,please tell us what it was.

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Purchased today, to enable 2 pc's to be linked to broadband, having a right game setting this up... When my BT router is in it works sweet as a nut, but when I try and connect the wireless router it wont, it doesn't recognise the same connection details I think, its wierd because the BT has been pinged and the connection appears to be there but for some reason the PC and router dont comunicate???? Our operating systems are XP

Answer:LINKSYS Wireless-G Router (Please HELP!)

See my earlier post suggest U give more detail and resume tomorrow.

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Purchased today to enable 2 pc's to be linked to broadband, having a right game setting this up... When my BT router is in it works sweet as a nut, but when I try and connect the wireless router it wont, it doesn't recognise the same connection details I think, its wierd because the BT has been pinged and the connection appears to be there but for some reason the PC and router dont comunicate????

Answer:LINKSYS Wireless-G Router

Should have mentioned our operating systems are XP

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i have a linksys wireless-b cable router... i have 6 computers that have linksys wireless-b cards and 1 labtop with a linksys wireless b card. i can t get them to work help me

Answer:linksys wireless router

Need alittle more info than this.
can they see the router / AP? if they are XP machines, make sure to read the manual regarding the Linksys config and Windows XP zero configuration utility. Can you access the router using a cat5 cable from one of the machines?

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I currently have an old (7 or 8 yrs old) XP desktop wired to a Linksys and I have a secure password protected network setup between a Vista laptop and the desktop, so that I can use my wired printers and share documents.

I bought a new desktop (Vista) to replace the old one, and I'm not sure if I can just plug it in to the Linksys and type in my network password and it will work or I need to do something more.

I would appreciate any help on the steps I should take. I don't want to get locked out of the Linksys if that is a possibility.


Answer:New PC and Linksys Wireless Router

yep, all you should have to do is plug it in and go.

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im needing to know how to enable the WEP on a linksys wireless router and where to find the WEP key to put it on my laptop. instructions with the router didn't help too much.

Answer:how to use WEP on linksys wireless router

what model?

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I just bought a new Linksys Wireless-N Router WRT160N v.2
I will randomly get a message when trying to view any website saying "Firefox Cannot find server at [ URL ]. I reset the router, updated firmware, cloned my pc mac address, disabled and enabled firewalls. I called Linksys and they ran me through all of the above steps again. I called them three times and they finally tried to charge me $30 to get anymore help. They said it was not the router and that it was the browser. To make a long story short, in the end I formatted my HDD to see if that would finally fix the problem. Now I am coming to you all for help. There was also one time where the only website I could go to was Google, but no other website. I forgot to metion that the whole time this happens it is completey random and usually just typing in and going to the settings (without chaning anything) and hitting the refresh button on the page that will not load fixes the problem for about another 10 minutes. I am starting to think that I might have a faulty router, but I no longer have the reciept and cannot get it exchanged. So if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Mod edit: Remove email address.

Answer:HELP Please Linksys Wireless-N Router

Connect directly to the modem and see if you still have the issue. This will eliminate the router from the picture and tell us if it's the router or some other cause.

Note that I removed your email address from the message. Unless you want tons of SPAM, that's a bad idea. Also, we like to keep all the support in the forum, it helps insure better quality results with peer review of the answers.

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I just bought a Linksys 802.11g router to replace my 802.11b router. the problem is that when i load the cd that came with it (setup wizard) to setup and configure the router, it gets to 99% and says the PC isn't connected to the internet... I have gone and did the manual configuration and i can surf the web no problem, but I can't get my email. I use outlook express, and it says "The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D"The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

I'm thinking that maybe i need to open a firewall port but i dont know which one or even how to do so, can someone please help... thanks

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I have recently installed a Linksys wireless-G broadband router. I use this to connect to a laptop. Everything works ok, on the host and laptop. Only problem I have is I cant log on to ebay. If I disconnect the router, and plug the cable modem into the LAN card, I can then log on to ebay. But when I reconnect router, I have the same problem. So far I have only noticed the fault with ebay. Any ideas please?


Answer:Linksys wireless router

Is the eBay problem only with the wireless machine, or even if it's wired to the router? I have no problems with an aging D-Link DI-614+ either wired or wireless. Perhaps some firewall setting in the router? Have you tried it reset to factory defaults and see if it still has the problem?

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I have the Wireless - G WRT54G router and 2 USB Network adapters WUSB54G. 1 of the adapters works perfectly, I am running XP on that computer. The
other however says that there is no association with access point and that
the adapter is not active. On this computer I am running Windows 98. Have
there been any issues with this? If so please e-mail what I might be able to
do to correct this problem.

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I was using a 4-port Linksys router before and everything works fine. I just bought a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G) and replace my 4-port router. After configuring the Wireless Router, my internet connection was very slow. Some website only display 1/3 of its contents, some website i couldn't even get to it. I wasn't using the router's DHCP since I got my own Windows 2000 Server DHCP installed on the network. Anyone know why this happen?

Answer:Linksys Wireless Router

Running the lastest firmware on it?

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I have bought a new linksys WAG200G to replace the standard ASDL modem that came with AOL broadband. The problem I have is that there appears to be no connection between the pc and the router/ modem. It came with an ethernet cable but it doesn't matter which available socket I plug it into on the router the corresponding LED doesn't light up and there is no connection. Everything else seems to be ok as I get a light when the DSL is plugged in and the wireless is working. I have tried plugging the ethernet into my laptop and the same happens. So either the ethernet cable is no good or the router is faulty or am I doing something else wrong? Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Linksys wireless router

As the problem is the same with your PC and laptop, it is almost certainly with the ethernet cable or the router. If you bought the router locally, take it back and have it checked out.

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I have a linksys 802.11g router and I am trying to use the wireless connect with my work Laptop. I have full admi rights to the laptop but I cannot get the network signal to stay connected. This is a new system, my old laptop worked just fine until the internal keyboard and processor crashed so my company provided me with a newer but old Gateway laptop with a 700mhz processor running windows xp pro. My problem is that I can install the software for the USB antenna or the software for the PCMCIA card antenna but neith will stay connected to the router the connections keep dropping. I have not had a problem before with this router and I have not moved a thing the only changes are the laptop I'm using. I can stand anywhere in my house with my PDA and Wirelessly connect to the internet but when I use my laptop I have several connection issues. The system will not stay connected to the router via the antenna, it's like the protocol is not exactly right for some reason. When the connect I receive a very weak signal and it keeps dropping. But if I set my pda right next to the PC everything connects on the PDA with a full signal also if I use the USB antenna or the PCMCIA card in another laptop for testing purposes it seem to work fine. I hope some one can give me some Ideas. I have loaded the updated drivers for each card and have not seen any improvement. Thanks,
Hope you can help

Answer:Using a wireless Linksys router

Update the wireless drivers to the latest version downloaded from the internet. Update the router firmware to the latest version.

Try some other encryption scheme. WPA instead of WPA2, WEP instead of WPA if all else fails.

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i bought a linksys router and i have an usb wireless adapter, the adapter reconizes the network and says connected, but when i click on internet won't connect. anybody?????

Answer:linksys usb wireless router

Is this a recent problem or have you had internet access using this setup before? First thing to do is turn off the computer and unplug the router for 5 minutes. Reboot the router and wait for a couple of minutes whilst it sets up and then start the computer again.It could of course just be your ISP (Who is it?) they do tend to do routine maintenance early Sunday Mornings like switch servers and reboot their systems.

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I forgot the password when you go to, to setup the setting for the router?

Answer:HELP!! For those of you that use a linksys wireless router...

newls1 said:

I forgot the password when you go to, to setup the setting for the router?Click to expand...

Is that a question? Can people that don't use a linksys wireless router answer too? I don't, but the username/password is admin/admin I believe. You could always RTFM or go to Linksys' site too. And you could hard reset it by pushing in the reset button with a paperclip.

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A client of mine has a very large house and wants to extend the range of his wireless signal. He is able to get signal everywhere except the kitchen.

Which range extender or access point is the best one to pair up with 2Wire's modem/wireless router?

If there is not a reliable one, then I could just use Linksys products.

I could hook up a WRT54G to the 2wire and have that be a hard connection, and then get a WAP54G to act as a repeater. Or, should I get two WAP54G's and not get the WRT54G and set it up the same way I just described? And would I set up the 2Wire as a bridge? Is that possible? Links as to how?


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I currently have a TP-Link WR841N as my main wireless router( connects from the cable to modem to TP-Link). I get pretty good range with the TP-Link but the wireless signal doesn't cover my garage area.I was thinking about running a network cable to my garage and hooking up my Linksys WRT54G wireless router so that the wireless signal covers that area.
What do I need to do to set this up? Is it as easy as just plugging in my Linksys router to a network cable and then just being able to connect a laptop wirelessly? It would be great if I could just walk outside and as I moved toward the garage the laptop would just pick up the new routers wireless signal. But if that isn't possible or requires to much then I would be ok with having to just switch and reconnect to the Linksys router everytime I went to the garage.
Thanks for all your help.

Answer:How do I add another router to my home network to extend my wireless range?

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A client of mine has a very large house and wants to extend the range of his wireless signal. He is able to get signal everywhere except the kitchen.

Which range extender or access point is the best one to pair up with 2Wire's modem/wireless router?

If there is not a reliable one, then I could just use Linksys products.

I could hook up a WRT54G to the 2wire and have that be a hard connection, and then get a WRE54G to act as a repeater. Or, should I get two WRE54G's and not get the WRT54G and set it up the same way I just described? And would I set up the 2Wire as a bridge? Is that possible? Links as to how?


Answer:What is the best way to extend the range of a 2Wire modem/wireless router from SBC?

You could just run a hard line to the kitchen area, maybe under or over it, then plug that line into the LAN side of the WRT54G and turn off the DHCP service on the unit.
- it would provide IP's from the main 2Wire unit, but I think youd have to setup the wireless config on the WRT54G as another SSID (I think having both routers do the same SSID would be bad)

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I am in need of a range extender to boost my WiFi access abilities. I am finding our cell phones not working as well in one part of the house as the other.

I have a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. This serves much of the home quite well actually. But it begins to fade when connecting from the great room.

I happen to already have an old Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point.

Is there a way for me to get the Belkin to receive and boost the signal strength from the Netgear router? Or, is this equipment proprietary to the point they will not work together? And if so, I assume I will need to pick up a Netgear range extender? Or, are there other options?

Thank you for considering to assist me.

Answer:Netgear Router to Belkin Wireless G Range Extender

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I purchased a 2nd router to boost my wireless range...My question order to set this up, is all I have to do is set router 2 outside the range of the DHCP and turn OFF DHCP on router 2. Then I can successfully connect the two routers and if I am upstairs use router1 and downstairs use router2 wireless signal?

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What would be the pros/cons of using the same SSID? I know one benefit would be not having to set-up each device to connect to the new network name of router 2, but IDK what problems this could ensue. One immediate problem I can think of is if a device could not connect I wouldn't know which router (router1 or router2) the device was unable to connect to immediately. What's the advice of the greater knowledge here?

Answer:Solved: Boost Wireless Range By Adding 2nd Router

With two SSIDs you can, as you said, control to which network you connect. With both having the same SSID sometimes Windows randomly switches from one network to the other and does not always choose the one with the strongest signal. If it were me I would start with using just one SSID, but be prepared to change if I had problems.

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I've got a wrt54g wireless router that my modem is connected to, as well as my computers. I also have another wireless linksys router, wrt350n, which has draft N. I want this second router to connect to the first router over wifi, and have the ability to send out internet via the 4 ethernet ports on the back. letting me connect wired ethernet devices on the other end of the house. i don't know if its a wireless access point, access point, bridge that I'm trying to go for?

would this guide do the job?

edit: i installed dd-wrt and got it going

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I have a Sierra Wireless Internet Card (USB) that is connected to my desktop computer. I also have a wireless network setup, and working, in my home with a Linksys WRT54G Router. The network works perfectly with respect to connecting my computers (Dell Desktop - wired & Mac Laptop - wireless) and sharing files. The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as shared but for some reason the Mac Laptop cannot access the internet connection through the wireless router.

I had previously set the network up with a DSL modem that was plugged directly into the router but I cannot do that this time as the AirCard is USB only. I also, eons ago, had the same type of network setup with dialup to the desktop computer and was able to share that. I've set it up exactly the same but no luck.

Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks!

Answer:Problems sharing AT&T Wireless Internet over Linksys Wireless Router

The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as sharedClick to expand...

oops; whenever you have a router, you do not SHARE the internet connection;
each computer is configured as a DIRECT CONNECTION.

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First off, I read the sticky.. didnt see anything to help me with this. I have a Linksys Wireless router. Model# EFAHORW, version 2.0. On the box it has standards of IEEE 802.3 &802.3u. I assume this is an older router, but it was given to me free. I am on it right now with my main PC, but my daughters PC is now not next to mine, or the router. Which is why I wanted wireless.

Im not sure which one to get, and if I want a PCI or USB version. Her PC is a SFF, but it has a free PCI slot, and USB 2.0, so I should be able to use either.

Are all standards backwards compatible? Any help in picking one to match the specs of my router would be a great help.

Answer:Help picking a wireless card to match my wireless Linksys router

I used Google to check for information on it, and it returned no search results.

I also searched on, and got nothing.

Additionally, the IEEE standards you mentioned are not related to wireless. 802.3 is the Ethernet specification (10Base), and 802.3u is for Fast Ethernet, 100Base.

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I'm having problems with email sending thru this linksys wireless router. I'm getting internet connection. But when I send out email, no connection. The pop3 account settings are correct. I had the same problem with email also when I used a hub.

There's something about this pop3 email account.

Answer:Linksys Wireless router: WAP54G

Typically with any ROUTER, you need to make sure the PORTS are turned on for what you are trying to access.

Here are some typical port numbers:

Telnet 23 TCP
POP3 110 TCP
HTTPS (secure) 443 TCP
ICQ 5190 TCP, (note: ICQ by default will use this port to connect, and any available port above 1024 to listen for new connections. This is kind of insecure, so I would recommend going to the ICQ site and reading their firewall configuration info
AOL messenger 5190, 4099 TCP (also will self configure to available ports)
Yahoo IM (self configures)
MSN messenger 6891-6900 TCP for file transfer, 6901 TCP/UDP for voice (otherwise self configures messaging)
Kazaa 1214 TCP (can be reconfigured within Kazaa)
Games** For various multiplayer games, check the websites for specifics.
If you have a WEIRD POP3 mail setting or PORT number defined, then your going to have to configure your router to pass the port number for POP3 access. By default, 110 should be turned on out of the box on a router, unless it got changed. If you don't know for sure, do a factory reset on our router, and verfiy the port number your e-mail software is using to checking mail....

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Hey, I have a Linksys SpeedBooster 802.11g Wireless Broadband Router (Mixed Mode) and my problem is with File Downloads. No matter the file size, (exception is for files 1MB and less) My ROUTER "denys" the download. What I mean by this, is if the file size exceeds 1MB the router will allow the download to reach some random download point (0KB-1MB) at which point it will lock-up/stick/stop downloading. The transfer speed will drop to 12.5KB a second (From about 400KB/Sec) and never do anything.

The MINUTE I plug my LAN cable straight into the Cable Hub the downloads are lightning fast and I able to download Any file I want regardless of file size.

What is going on here? I never had this problem with my old Linksys Router. This wireless one is being all fishy. Someone help me out

Also I need the Wireless Hub to work because I have a laptop and another computer which have since been set up around the house and have access to the net via the wireless.

Answer:Linksys Wireless Router Problem. Please Help Me.

Speedbooster technologies and the like is NOT certified by the wireless administration, so their are NO quality standards for speed enchanced routers. One router will work perfectly fine, the next won't work at all. This has been an on going problem since basically now only 2 major chip manufacturers make wireless router chipsets. As its a cat and mouse game back and forth, both companies are trying new stuff to get ahead of the competition like trying new and unproven speed technologies

Unfortuantly however, the consumer is the guinea pig and the end result is a variable of quality of routers in the market. My suggestion is to urn off the speedbooster in your router and its a good chance it will function normally. If not, flash firmware to the newest version. If still nothing, return the router as its likely defective.

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I hope that I have put this in the right catagory. But anyway.... I had to go buy a new linksys router last week because my old linksys died. So i bought and installed the wireless linksys wrt160 N V3 , i have 4 laptops 3 of them are running windows 7 and one is Vista. anyway, after i installed it my connections became really slow. I have tried everything to gt it to run faster and i event went to the online web setting (, but wasn't to sure what to change. I don't want to mess up what little connection i already have. I know it's not my cable connection because it ran just fine when I had the old linksys installed.
the only firewall I have is the one that comes with windows. There isn't any anti virus installed because i uninstalled it to see if it would make a diffrence but it didn't. Normaly thou I run the Avg anti virus.
My connection now runs slow so that it reminds me of a dial up connection.

can someone give any suggestions??

Answer:wireless linksys wrt160 N V3 router help

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I am working on this wireless G router with a linksys system and I can't access the setup. I plug my laptop in one on the ports on the back of the wireless router, it receives a connection but cannot access internet. The type in the web address bar but it displays pag not found.

I am trying to re-install or re-setup the linksys router. I need to add more MAC addresses.


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Hi everyone ... Kevin from Long Island here. This is my first post, so please bear with me. :wave:

I sought this forum out for because I need HELP!!

I bought my daughter a nice PC, and installed a good wireless card in hers, and the Linksys Wireless-G in my room (across the hall, not far at all) as the hub.

It WORKS ... but the connection almost always reads: "Low Signal Strength" or "Very Low Signal Strength".

The resulting problem is that she keeps getting kicked off the Internet. She can log right back on again, but in 10 or 15 minutes, off she goes.

I am thinking it might be something in the configuration? I am not a network guy at all, but I do have a tech backround in Telecom.

Thanks in advance for any information, or direction, you guys can provide.


Answer:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router issue

if you have a lot of metal around your computer (i.e. live in a building with metal structures), the signal may not reach a neighboring room. Wireless cards produce a VERY low stregnth signal - usually about 5u W on average. You can improve the signal by purchasing a desktop antenna from radio shack and/or repositioning the router to a more centralized location. When working with radio signals, sometimes you have to reposition your computer (without an external antenna) or your antenna to gain signal. Radio waves can be quite fickle. Sometimes just by moving your antenna slightly, you can see an enormous increase in signal strength. Radio signals bounce off metallic objects.

Wireless g operates in the 2.4ghz range which can be affected by other items in the house that operate in the same frequency range such as microwave ovens and some radio phones (cordless) operating in the 2.4ghz range.

I highly suggest getting an external antenna for your receiving system. They are very cheap and quite effective.

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Hi, there seems to be a few problems with my router, I find that, when I stream content on the router, it would disconnect from the internet and I have to turn power off to both the router and modem to make it work again and sometimes the internet just disconnects without warning. But at the moment it seems fine, this morning my laptop couldn't even find a wireless lan even though everything was switched on. Any of you have experience with this router? Know what's wrong? Cheers.

Answer:Linksys Wireless-G Router Problem

Hi, I think it's okay now but I'm not sure. Are we meant to connect the modem to the router's internet port using the cable that was supplied? Does it have any effect? Because I was using a different cable I had, but I connected the blue one which came with it and it seems to be working. I'm not sure.

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