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Samsung's new range of monitors feature Qi wireless charging

Question: Samsung's new range of monitors feature Qi wireless charging

Samsung has announced a new pair of monitors today that both feature Qi wireless charging in their stands, allowing you to easily charge your Qi-compatible smartphone on your desk without the clutter of a separate charging plate.

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Answer: Samsung's new range of monitors feature Qi wireless charging

Yeah...that's awesome. That's actually where I place my phone anyway

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Does it work with Lumia 950? I find this product in eBay.in for Rs.465. Will it be worth buying?

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I know what it is, I've had it set up for years, my monitors are working-they identify properly, I can drag a window from 1 to 2, but I cannot see my mouse pointer on monitor 2. I've tried everything, short of replacing the video card (i shouldn't have to, it sees the monitor fine) I have, run updates(none found), switched the monitor for another known good monitor, ect. I am nearly an expert in PC's, I just can't figure this one out. It stopped working yesterday for no reason.Once again, I can see what's on the monitor, I can drag a window there, I just cannot see my mouse pointer when I try to go there. Where can I look for information-I have googled this for two days and I get nothing except how to set up multiple monitors-I already did that successfully. Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Karen

Answer:multiple monitors feature

Have you tried downloading updated video drivers for your video card?  This isn't the same as running Windows Updates.  If you have an nVidia card, go to http://www.nvidia.com.  If you have an ATI card, go to http://ati.amd.com. 

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My Lg monitor stopped working properly, it says its out of range. Tried on another monitor and the same thing. The HP computer with windows 8 is 5 months old and has worked fine until now. I think the screen refresh rate is at 75 instead of 60. Anyone have a fix for this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Monitors say out of range

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Hi! I'm looking for a notebook with USB-C port, and specifically for one whose battery can be charged through its USB-C port. For the sake of clarity I'm not talking about charging other devices here, like Powersharing, but more the ability to charge the PC itself without having to bring a big Powerbrick wherever I go. I know that the Spectre ultrabooks have this feature but since I'm leaning towards a more traditional model in terms of ergonomics I'd like to know if there any of the ProBook, EliteBook och ZBook models that also can be powered through the USB-C port? It seems as if the ProBook 640 G2 and the HP EliteBook 850 G3 can do this, but I'm not sure. Help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Anders

Answer:HP notebooks with USB-C charging feature

Hi, At least the following machines have USB-C port: HP ZBook 15u G3 Mobile WorkstationHP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 848 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 755 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook PCand more Regards.  

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I have to have dual monitors and 7 works great with them. One of the cool featurs of 7 is to be able to put up two reading panes side by side. If you have not seen this it is done by opeing say 2 Word docs. Pull one left and one to the right. They will each fill 1/2 the screen side by side. When I do it with dual monitors - let's just say it does not give the expected results. Love 7!

Answer:Feature funky with dual monitors

Nearly forgot to check if MS finally implemented this feature... All other OSs had it years ago... will check how it works on Win7 tomorrow

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About 1 1/2 years ago I bought a 9800 gtx nvidia video card and along with that a power supply to support it. Since then I have been using two monitors without an issue until about a week ago.

It started when first opening TF2 for the first time and each monitor went fully black, stayed like that for a while and then on my main monitor (link below) a blue boxed message came up saying "Frequency Out of Range" I rebooted but this time It came up as soon as I was asked to enter the password for my user account. It has been like this ever since and the only way I can prevent it is to unplug my second monitor and use my computer like this. I have tried plugging back in the second monitor since then and still the same issue happens, Frequency out of range right before I can enter my password to log on.

I can live with using just one monitor but It would be really nice if I was able to use a second one once more.

I cannot seem to add a link to the monitor I have however if you google

"Gateway product number FPD1976W" It will be the first link.

I am currently running Windows Vista Premium and am happy to give anymore System info if asked.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Frequency out of range error while using two monitors

Have you updated the drivers recently if so check the resolution and refresh of the mnitor not working as one or both of the settings are to high
 

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Some Samsung 840 EVO SSD owners noticed their drives were slowing down last year, specifically the read speeds. Samsung issued a patch to fix the problem in October but it was only a temporary solution as slowdowns returned a few...

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Answer:Samsung to fix slow 840 EVO SSDs with ''periodic refresh'' feature

Good news.
But where is the 4.6 version of software for us 840 EVO owners?
 

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I have no idea why or how to correct it. Previously, my battery had been discharging very quickly.













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Answer:Go50-80: Battery 80% Available (Plugged In, Not Charging) - Energy Management Feature

Hi Stoney68 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Would it stop charging ar 80 %?
If your power setting is set at conservation mode then it would normally limit charging thus one way to extend battery life. But how about changing the setting to high performance on the Energy Management tool.
Then check on options of calibrating the battery using gauge meter in the Energy Management tool .
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards
 

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Question: Samsung Monitors

I bought a Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 19 inch CRT last week at Best Buy and quickly realized a pixel was out--I know, one tiny pixel, but I picked up on it quickly, Im very...thorough--so I made the 45min. drive back to the store to exchange it and now the same thing has happened again, except now I see two pixels out. I think I'm gonna make the ride (again) and hopefully just get a complete refund. I'm laying down good money, so I should'nt have a faulty product out of the box (or a day or two after). However that'll mean I'll have no monitor. Any suggestions for a good monitor (one that will perform well for games). I'll never buy a Samsung monitor again, and I'd suggest it to no one. Screw You Samsung.

Answer:Samsung Monitors

Get a CRT

Dead Pixels are really really common on LCD's and are unavoidable, not samsung's fault.

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Question: Samsung Monitors

I bought 17' Samtron 17E monitor. After 2 months of using it.Bang....Its blown.O.K. 3 years warranty what the heck call samsung support...."They said I will recive my monitor in 3 working days".O.K Fair enough....I waited...after 3 days..No response.The fifth day , I called and asked what happen to my monitor.on the way..Sir said smart samsung guy." Didn't get...oh what a luck..Called next day...asked where is my monitor( Sir, It will be delived to you today."..What Time I asked, Sorry Sir We are not allowed to give time..ahhh.There's a catch 22..I am not going to get my monitor..but I waited that day..as usual.Nothing happened.By the way, I am still waiting for my monitor.I am planning to setup a website under : dontbuysamsung.co.ukAny Comments.

Answer:Samsung Monitors

Wouldn't this be more suited to the Consumerwatch channel? And you are getting a replacement F.O.C. aren't you? I think 3 days is bit optimistic for any company. Patience is a virtue after all.That's my two cents anyway.

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Question: Samsung Monitors

Was going to buy Samsung SM225BW Monitor but I suddenly see there is a 226BW just out. Is this a newer model? Can anyone tell me which is best?

Answer:Samsung Monitors

226bw is 22" widescreen and has had very good reviews.

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Hello. I have two Samsung Focus Ss and one of them won't charge. I thought the battery was the problem, so I ordered a new one. I left it in one device for hours and the highest the battery power got was 1%. I then tried it in the other device and it got to 100%. Any ideas as to why that would be the case?

Answer:Samsung Focus S Not Charging

I am guessing it could be the USB port where you charge the phone

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I think the laptop is fully functional but it can't charge. It ran out of battery now. I think the power supply is working because there was a green light .

Is it caused by a problem in its motherboard?

Answer:Samsung Laptop Not Charging

could be a loose connection with the MOBO power jack - some power jacks are plug in and some are soldered on

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My laptop indicates that the battery charges to 80% and then stops charging. I bought it July 2012 so its not ancient. I have seen answers in other forums about power management and have tried to see what is different but all seems in order and there isn't a setting about charge levels.
Can someone come up with an easy solution?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Samsung Laptop only charging to 80%

johnanthony,
I have a Samsung laptop,which I can set the battery to charge to full or charge to 80%. According to Samsung charging to 80% prolongs the life of the battery. Hope this is of help.

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yesterday my laptop suddenly started smelling burn and acid. I checked the temperature which was ok and quickly turned off the computer. afterwards I restarted it to make backups. The smell was gone and I managed to identify the origin in the power jack.

The laptop was really in need of some cleaning so I opened it to check it out, got to the power jack and it wasn't loose or anything, so I wonder what might have happened.

Is my guess right? is it really the power jack?

In the end of the day the good thing was that my screen stopped screening and what I guessed was an inverter or back light malfunction turned to be a bad contact.
 

Answer:Samsung R710 not charging

Very glad you made backups to another data storage device o.o Burning and acid is very bad for comps lol...
It could be the plastic melting somehow or the battery leaking..? doom

You could take it to a computer repair shop and see if they will look it over for cheap or free (then they will probably suggest a price for fixing maybe) I'm not sure how repair shops operate.
Or take pics and show us I guess; I can't help you with that but others might be able too.
 

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Why are all samsung monitors currently for sale made in 2012 (E) 2013 (F) according to the date letter after the screen size in the model No ?

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my laptop battery is not charging wen it is plugged in for charging it shows "97% battery remaining,plugged in but not charging."ma laptop model no. is npr538da01in .....wat should i do....

Answer:samsung laptop battery not charging

pull out the battery and put it back in, if its at 97% your better off using it, you shouldnt keep a battery in been recharged all the time, if your using power a lot take the battery out, batteries over time will loose some of their ability to fully charge anyway, and not all battery indicators and charging indicators are accurate. i wouldnt concern myself, unless you find the power running out very very quickly then you need to replace the battery.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi all,Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this. My Samsung Q310 laptop has recently has some issues with charging. When you plug it in to the wall, the charging light flashes orange. However, there is no mention of this in the manual, which say it should either be solid orange (charging) or solid green (fully charged).I've tried the standard battery out, power button for 30 secs reset, but that didn't do anything.If anyone could shed any light on what this might be linked to, I would greatly appreciate it.Cheers,-Stuart

Answer:Samsung Q310 Charging Issues

The flashing battery light is an indication that the system is attempting to charge the battery. The orange light indicates a problem charging one of the battery cells. This usually means that the battery either needs to be recalibrated or replaced. To recalibrate the battery just use the system until the battery is dead, then recharge and repeat the process twice, after which time the battery should be recalibrated. If this doesn?t fix the flashing orange light then the battery may need to be replaced.

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I am using the Samsung Ativ S Neo on Sprint and ever since the 8.1 update 1 preview it discharges faster than its being charged using the charger it came with. I was going to do a hard reset to see if that would fix it but I found a forum site that said not to hard reset Sprint windows phones on the 8.1 preview or else you wouldn't be able to get your data connection back since there is no longer an update network profile section in the settings. I am really hoping that this could just be an issue with the firmware that will fix itself whenever Sprint decides to roll out the update. Is anyone else having this issue or potentially know of a fix?

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My problem is with my Samsung NP-QX410-S01CA laptop not charging, what happens is the charger is plugged into the wall outlet (ive tried many wall outlets so it wouldnt be that specific one) and the chargers green light comes on showing its getting power. but when i plug it into the laptop it will not show up the charging light on the laptop will not come on and it wont get power so it doesnt even stay on with charger which makes me think maybe the charger.. it does give power sometimes but today if it does give power to the laptop its only for a few seconds or not at all.

Please let me know what you think it could be. Thanks.
 

Answer:Problem with my Samsung laptop charging

Sometimes the charging port connection wire on the Laptop loosens over time and or a connection wire to the port comes off where it is usually soldered.The only other thing would be that the charger is bad.I had a similar problem on an HP Laptop where It wouldn't charge and if I moved the cord to a certain position it would work.Eventually it became worse until it didnt work anymore. I bought a new charger and all was fine.I think it was the wires inside the cord .They might have cracked over time from bending ect.
 

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my samsung galaxy ace plus accidently slipped off from my hands..after this fall everything was fine except charging..than i took it to samsung service centre but they refused to repair it by saying that its charging track is broken out and we cant repair it . what to do now..should i throw it into the dustbin?? plzz suggest any way to bring it back to life..any help will be appreciated..
 

Answer:samsung galaxy ace plus charging track broken out

If it can't be repaired (as noted by the Service Center), then your only option is to replace it.
 

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I will buy the spectre x360 if I can confirm it supports my setup: I need to connect 2 external monitors (both with thunderbolt 3 to mDP cable). This is possible, right? Then, and that is what i cannot confirm anywhere, is there a way to charge the spectre without disconnecting one of the screens? I am OK if that requires a special adapter (I have seen thunderbolt to hdmi atapters where you can connect a USB-C charger ). I just really need to confirm this setup is possible, as my setup require 3 screens (2 + spectre's)  and don't want to disconnect a screen to charge the spectre.One battery charge is not enough to last me the whole day.

Answer:Spectre x360 2 external monitors and charging

The Spectre x360 has two USB Type-C power connector and Thunderbolt ports. You can connect them to two displays that has a USB-Type-C connector. You will have to disconnect one to charge the Spectre. It is an ultrabook, and not chargeable with the single USB 3.0 port. Displays with thunderbolt portshttps://www.google.nl/search?q=LCD+displays+with+thunderbolt+ports&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-... The main battery in the Spectre 360x is stated to provide up to 15 hours of use.  There is an accessory http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-powerup-backpack available that will provide plenty of power for your ultrabook.  

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So I'm having a strange problem with my laptop. While on, and plugged in, it continually flickers between charging and not charging as if I we're repeatedly plugging in and unplugging the AC adapter. However, the laptop charged with no issues when it's powered down. I initially thought that it was my AC port on my laptop, as some of the plastic has been broken off for some time, but when I noticed that it charge while off I was confused. The charging light flickers even on, but stays a solid orange while off.
 

Answer:Samsung Series 7 Laptop weird charging problem

If you have a multimeter you could check the power supply (if you know how) I have seen some (Toshiba) power supplies display similar charging symptoms. The last one I tested about 3/4 months ago was rated at 19 volts but when testing without any load it was displaying 17, 18, 17, 18. Which when under load would probably have dropped it further. Anyways a replacement PS resolved the issue.
 

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My son's laptop is about 18months old. Days after it ran out of warranty he had a problem with laptop not charging properly. He bought a new charger which worked but didnt fit well. He was told that was the one for his laptop.Since then he has had further problems. The laptop was not holding charge, battery was only lasting about 10 minutes though it showed full. Also now the charger is 'flashing' on and off all the time. He took it to a shop which took a week to get round to looking at it, during which time my son took in a new battery to try. This didnt make any difference and after a few days the shop said it was probably the connector on the back of the computer. He agreed to get it replaced. The connector was 10 pounds, the labour 99 pounds plus VAT!I picked it up and the shop said he needed to get a new charger. They had managed to charge it up with their universal charger. He took it back to the shop and tried their universal charger and several others that they had and none of them worked. Does anyone have an idea what might be the problem? He has already spent about 200 pounds trying to sort this out!Any help appreciated. Thanks.Thanks

Answer:Real problem with Samsung R700 laptop not charging

"the shop said it was probably the connector on the back of the computerHe took it back to the shop and tried their universal charger and several others that they had and none of them worked."Any job work carried out should be guaranteed or at least work for a reasonable time. Get the shop to do the job properly, he paid for it and it will still not charge, tell them to fix it or refund the money, else you will be seeking solicitors advice. Laptop Battery not showing Charging1. Turn off the computer, 2. Take the battery out 3. Take out the power supply 4. Push the power button down for 30 seconds. 5. Reconnect power supply 6. Then the battery. Should now show 100% charged. This is because sometimes the mother board gets static and this clears it and the reason it showed not charging was because it was fully charged.Could also be a defective battery.

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Has anyone been successful in setting up a wireless range extender (access point) to connect to an open (unsecured) network without owning the wireless network? Or do you know if it is possible? Please share your experiences if you have and tell me what product(s) you recommend. Thanks... Andrew
 

Answer:Wireless Range Extender and Open Wireless Networks

Sure its possible. The only thing to remember is if the owner makes changes to his WAP that your linked to it will cut your connection. I have used the Linksys Wireless range etender without incident and its nice because it has a one push button to get it configured for where you are at.
 

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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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Apologies if this ahs been asked before but I want to entend the wireless range in my house and I have a second router from my previous BB supplier.
The second router is a Zyxel one and wondered how I can set this to extend the wireless range from my Sky router.
Any help would be great.
Cheers
Chris

Answer:Extending wireless range using second wireless router

I understand that it is possible to use a long Ethernet cable to connect the 2nd route to the main router to extend the wireless to other areas, you cannot plug two routers into telephone sockets. I have not tried it myself as I use wireless plugs to extend my capabilities . This type of thing:-
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Auto-sort line 2 into line 4 based on line 3 - longest to shI have 3 ranges (rows) of data (times). The data is input into row 2, based on the order of row 1 as follows:1 - Departure location (set)2 - Travel time (input)3 - Departure order (longest to shortest) (auto-sorted)I want the row 1 data to be auto-sorted into row 3 based on longest duration to shortest duration in row 2. I think this one has pushed me to the limit of my knowledge and I've been trying to find the answer from dozens of sites, but ... you are my last hope.

Answer:Auto-sort range 1, based on range 2 into range 3

Per the Excel help files:MATCH(lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])"The MATCH function searches for a specified item in a range of cells, and then returns the relative position of that item in the range."e.g.
A B C
1 21 33 42=MATCH(33,A1:C1,0) would return 2 because 33 is in the 2nd position of the range.e.g.
D
11 21
12 33
13 42=MATCH(33,D11:D13,0) would also return 2 because 33 is in the 2nd position of the range.MATCH doesn't care about the actual Excel Column or Row because it returns the relative position of the lookup_value within the specified lookup_array, e.g A1:C1 or D11:D13OK, so let's look at the formula I suggested, and break it down. =MATCH(lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])=MATCH(LARGE($B$3:$I$3,COLUMN()-1),$B$3:$I$3,0)lookup_value: LARGE($B$3:$I$3,COLUMN()-1)The COLUMN() function returns the Column number in which it resides. e.g. In Column B, COLUMN() will return 2. In Column C, =COLUMNS() will return 3, etc.Therefore in Column B, LARGE($B$3:$I$3,COLUMN()-1) will be equivalent to:=LARGE($B$3:$I$3,1) which will return the longest Travel Time in B3:I3. As you drag that across, the value that COLUMNS() will return will increment by 1, giving you:=LARGE($B$3:$I$3,2) in Column C=LARGE($B$3:$I$3,3) In Column Detc.LARGE returns the actual Travel Time from B3:I3, but we want the Departure Location, right? To solve that we use MATCH.Since MATCH returns the relative position of the looku... Read more

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My son has Mesh M670 laptop which was working perfectly. He is now unable to access the internet and the problem seems to be that te wireless feature has been turned off. He has searched and has been unable to find where this feature can be turned on. Can anyone help please?

Answer:wireless feature on M670

and on the right hand side, they are 4 button together. One turn the WLan off and on.

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I hope someone can answer this, as I've been working on this for days, and I still can't figure it out. My boss wants to have a high-speed internet at his house. The house is higher than the business, maybe 10 feet higher and (about 400-500ft from the business, also). We got a hold of a WRT54GS router, and I put on DD-WRT flash for more options to change. So here's what it is, the router goes into 9dBi omni-directional antenna via low-loss cable. At his house, is an 18dBi Panel antenna, that goes into low loss cable, then into his computer via a 802.11g wireless USB adapter. However, I can't pick up the SSID of the business at all. I set the Tx and Rx to the the side where i have the cable installed in the router. I'm using a laptop to look at the Dbi and signal strength. If i'm 3 ft from the router i have 50% signal strength, but if I go outside, 15 ft away and down from the omni directional antenna, I get nothing. If i use an old Wireless B router, it will work, but with a very weak signal at his house. What do I need to change in the router? I don't want to do another router at his house, and the Panel Antenna should pick up the signal no problem. I should actually transmit over 1,000 ft, but I don't think its happening. PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:[B]Wireless Range Help[/B]

First off, is it direct line of sight with no obstructions? Even a single wall will seriously impact the range. How long are the cables, you have to realize that more than a few feet will SERIOUSLY impact signal strength. Long cables will negate any benefit of hi-gain antennas. It's better to move the router near the antenna location using Ethernet cable and use short cables for the antennas. Another thing you can use is one or two of these Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster in addition to the hi-gain antennas.
 

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Question: Wireless Range

My lap top is wireless capable, will a wireless card increase my range for wi-fi?

Thanks for any help you give.
 

Answer:Wireless Range

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Question: wireless range

how far can a 802.11b wireless router transmit. my friend was telling me its a half mile but i dont think it can go that long. and how much of an incrase in range is a g router, if it can transmit longer.
 

Answer:wireless range

few hundered feet, I think. your friend doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. OK maybe if you were out in the middle of the desert, with nothing blocking the router, maybe it would go 1/2 a mile
 

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Question: wireless range

Hi, I just installed a wireless router today. I have a problem. I want to wirelessly connect this computer in a room that is somewhat far away from my wireless router. The problem is: when I wirelessly connect my laptop to the router from that spot in the room, the signal is very poor and i can't surf the internet. However, if I move the laptop about 5ft to the door, the signal becomes almost perfect and i can use the internet. My question is this... the laptop conneciton doesn't matter, but for my desktop that i want to be connected wirelessly, i can't move it closer to the door. My question is if Wireless network cards in desktop pc's have stronger signal capabilities than laptop network cards? I don't know if I should even open my new wireless pci card because the signal might not even be reachable there.

thanks.
also, is buying a signal booster the only way to solve this problem? IT seems like a lot to pay 100 dollars just to go a few more feet... if i buy it will it definitely give wireless access to my whole house?
thanks.
 

Answer:wireless range

Hi airjaw

You may consider adjusting the wireless router itself to give you a better signal, most wireless routers range around 300 ft inside and 900 ft outside. Also u may have interference from other things in your home. Check the manufacturers website for ways to improve the signal

Paul V
 

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Question: Wireless Range

HiI am soon to move out from home to a flat about 200 metres away - i wondered how far a wirless ranges is!? (prob not 200 metres)Alternatively, i know a neighbour, so perhaps i can negotiate using theirs - what would people recommend i offer them to use their network!?thanks

Answer:Wireless Range

I would think that they might not do it unless they trust you and have a big monthly allowance on broadband. The thing with this is security of the system. Why dont you look at the mobil broadband supliers. They are not to expencive now. My son swears by his. He packed in his home telephone and got it shortly after and thats all he uses. The plus with that is, if you have a laptop you can use it anywhere.

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Question: Wireless N range

I know the n range is around 1000 - 1500 feet. I wonder however, is that in any given direction or is that the radius?
 

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Question: Wireless range

At least I think it is wireless range!I have a USRobotics ADSL router (wireless G) and it has worked almost flawlessly snce I got it, in a wired setup. It is located in a spare bedroom at the front of the house. I have just got a netbook and when in the kitchen canot get a signal, it fades away just as I enter the kitchen. I have been trying to think of a way to extend the range and decided on a 10metre extension antenna cable.Guess what - it doesn't work!If I am in the bedroom I can still see the router (with no antenna) but in the kitchen right beside the antenna, no signal. I can see neighbouring wireless network but not my own.What am I doing wrong? I didn't expect it to be perfect, I did think there would be some loss along the cable but the netbook is inches from the antenna!

Answer:Wireless range

If you can put up with a cable that long running through the house why not make it a network cable and connect direct when in the kitchen.My Linksys wrt54g is in a downstairs room at the back of the house and I can access it from an upstairs room at the back in the house over the road.

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hi#i have a hp laptop pavilion 9030ea which is networked to my host computer through a belkin wireless router.
All of a sudden, the laptop says it can't see any wireless connection in range.
any ideas?
don't think any settings have changed.
 

Answer:no wireless in range?

What model Belkin do you have?
 

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Question: Wireless Range

have BT Total Broadband with BT Hub 7B8A Can I put a better antenna on it in order to get a better signal with laptop

Answer:Wireless Range

Don't think so, but you can get another wireless router and set it up as a 'repeater' to boost signal strength.

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I own a 802.11n ralink network adapter. I've used it for a while, then I moved, and now I am having trouble connecting to the modem. I'm upstairs from the modem, roughly 11 feet up and 30 feet away from that and it barely connects if at all. If it finds the network at all it will be 2 bars but won't load any page but Google. I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do about this or if its just a Ralink thing. Let me know if I should buy another card or if there's anything I can do about my current one.

--Thank you--
 

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I have a Netgear WPN311 Wireless network card.

It uses the Netgear program to search for available wireless network connections, but windows has this too. I used it before.

But, I can't seem to find the option to use the windows one.

Do you know how I can use the windows version to scan for available wireless network connections instead of using Netgear's one?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Wireless Feature

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Hi, I've searched for about an hour and a half around the forums to try and find the answer to this but I didn't. I'd rather not bring my laptop to the store for repairs since I don't know when I'll see it back !!

I have a laptop, about 2 years old. Worked almost flawlessly until recently. It's a toshiba satellite celeron 2.8 I believe with 768 megs of RAM.
I have a problem with my wireless connection. Recently, it started "not finding available networks". It's stupid because the wireless card actually works since I'm connected right now, as I am typing this. My card automatically connects to the last network it was in, so I can only connect to a random network that is around my house, but not my actual one. I cannot change my connection to my own router since it says "No wireless networks found in range". It's not cool because now, at school, I can't get on the network since it can't find it...

The Network stumbler finds 8 connections around my house, but the "wireless network connection" window doesn't.

I reinstalled my drivers, I tried playing in the services and msconfig-boot utilities to see if I had disabled something... nothing.

anybody ever saw something like that ?
thanks a lot in advance.
 

Answer:Connected to wireless network but says "No wireless networks were found in range" !!!

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Basically I want to steal or "borrow" depending on what way you look at it, the wireless unsecured internet connections in my apartment building. I have read wirelessG has an effective range of around 100 feet 360 degrees depending on interference. I can't seem to figure out the range of wirelessN although I read from a few data-sheets it is around 10X farther then G so around 1000 feet?

So my math tells me 100 feet is as tall as a 10 story building and so 1000 feet would be a 100 story building?

Seems odd to me but if this is true I live in a 3 story building but it is long not tall. So I guess I would leech connections of a shit load of insecure connections right?


 

Answer:Range of wireless networks?

could be but you never know if the connection is worth it or not. better to scan a small area than a larger where signals can be very week on you even though you think like OH 100 stories down imma get a good connection even if its insecure.
 

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can 2 routers be connected WIRELESSLY for the purpose of extending the wireless range?

TIA
 

Answer:Extending wireless range

hxxp://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspx
 

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Hi

I got a Asus RT-N56U that is standing about 1,5 meter above my computer, and then I got my brothers computer on the other side of the wall about 2-3 meters from the router and frankly im getting tired of the ammount of cables I have laying around. So my tought is to buy 2 wireless N cards to use instead of the cable but are the router/computers to close to each other so they will interfeer with each other and last I got a PS3 about 10-15 meters away. And I got no clue what wireless card to use other then an N card since me and my brother game quite a lot, I want to stick with a Asus wireless card but they are hardly sold here in Sweden what I found out, so to sum it all up.

What wireless card to use & will the short range give me interferens.

//Andreas

Answer:Wireless questions about range

Surely someone online will ship to Sweden? Yes, I'd stick to Asus if possible!

You shouldnt have any "interference" between the wireless devices! Range can depend on many factors... interior wall construction varies certain materials can block wireless. Suggestions: if your router has them; keep your antennas straight up and down (vertical). Try moving the wireless router as high up the wall as possible. Some people even mount them to ceilings!

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I have on my computer at home a low end netgear 802.11b router and dsl. I see in the cyberguys catalog range boosting equipment like a "super cantenna" and some other similar equipment.

What I'm wondering, is how effective are they? I volunteer at the community water system office alot - it is around the corner, maybe 1/8 of a mile or less. Funds aren't really available for them to buy internet service, but it might be worth it to get something like this if it would allow them to tap into my network. Only reason they use it is to check their bank online & download antivirus, etc.

Also, we have 3 homes on a small ranch. Wonder if such boosting might let all tie into a network... Two houses are fairly close - a few hundred feet apart. The other one is set a bit off - probably an eighth of a mile or so again. Good line of site...
 

Answer:Wireless Range Boosters

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silly questions, i can't find much on this using google - so i did try!

i have a dlink DIR-655. would like to improve its range, can't really move it due to location of wired hookups. i was looking at some of the signal extending antennas, since my router has 3 antennas would replacing all 3 be necessary?

also, any cheap dirty ways to help the signal?
 

Answer:increasing wireless range?

I've done this once before, works surprisingly well. The key is to get the tin foil REALLY flat (think mirror finish).

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html

This template is best for 2.4 GHz only, which it looks like that AP is. This works great if you have your AP against an outside wall, then point all the parabolas inside. If its in the middle of where you need signal point each one in the directions you need it most.
 

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We have used QUEST DSL broadband internet access for over a year now and it has been working fairly well with one exception. We have a large house (3 stories with 4400 square feet) and we get some intermittent connection problems on the top and bottom floors. The QUEST DSL box is on the second floor.

QUEST has provided us with an ActionTech DSL modem combined with a wireless gateway model GT701-WG. This box has a single short antenna. In an effort to increase the range I purchased a larger antenna but I could not get the old one off to test it. The existing antenna did not screw off in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, so I returned it to the store. The wireless network cards are AirLink MIMO XR 802.11g PCI adapter cards with 2 antennas or some onlder AirLink cards with 3 antennas.

I would like a recommendation on how I can increase my wireless LAN range. I prefer a one box solution for the DSL modem and wireless gateway, but I will accept a multi box solution if this is the "way to go". If possible, I would like to keep my AirLinke MIMO wireless LAN cards which have either 2 or 3 antennas, but will replace these if necessary.

Thanks for your help,
Jan
 

Answer:Need greater wireless LAN range

The best solution, if you can do it, is to run an ethernet cable to a second wireless access point (usually a wireless router configured as a WAP). Before you reject a cable solution out-of-hand, consider possible ways to route it. For example, some people can run the horizontal distance in the basement or attic or outside. Sometimes a cable can get upstairs or downstairs hiding in a heating duct. Along the corner of two walls or wall and floor or ceiling and painted the same color is not too visible.
 

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I would like to buy some wireless keyboards/mice for use in the classroom. The requirement is that the range shold be at least 30 feet so that the pupils cn use the keybord from anywhere while the rest of the class looks at the projected image. I had a go with the cheep one from Novatech and the range of the keybord was OK but not the mouse. The best that I could get out of the mouse was about 10 feet and that was with no pupils in the room.I have had a trawl throouhg the internet but they seem quite coy about stating the range.Any ideas anyone?Nick

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I've just installed and setup a wireless extender for a friend of mine whose wireless 3com router was upstairs and had very poor coverage downstairs for his laptop ... I can highly recommend the Netgear WN2000RPT WiFi Range Extender simple to setup and easy to use and works like a charm ... I'm not trying to advertise equipment just trying to share my experience and if anyone has issues like this, give it a go (works even better if the router is a netgear aswell)

Answer:Extending your wireless range

Thanks for the information PooMan.

It won't benefit me as I live in an apartment on the same level, but it's handy to know for future reference as I'm always being asked to check computer problems for friends and neighbours.

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Hello,
I need to set up a couple workstations for internet connection on our property. One is about 600 feet away (200 Yards) the other one is about 900 feet(300 Yards) away from the router. All our other stations are hard wired. We have a T-1 line running to our business. I am new to wireless and do not know anything about it. We can do what we need to in order to get a signal to the locations. Any recommendations? Signal boosters, repeaters, range extender. I do have a D-Link DWL-900AP 11 Mbps Wireless access point for occasional use. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Long Range Wireless

The places you want to connect must have visual contact.In your case I would also suggest that you use external antennas.
 

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I'm not sure what to do here...

I already have a wireless router (D-Link DI-624) on the top floor, and my computer that connects to it wirelessly is downstairs. The signal is always low, so I want to extend the range of the wireless router upstairs.

I've tried finding out what an access point does, but I can't really figure it out. Does it work so if I plugged it in away from my wireless router, it would communicate with the router and then repeat the signal? If that's what it does then I could just plug it in between my two computer's and then my signal would be stronger, right?

Or, should I get a range extender and do what I just described?

I'm not really sure which I should be looking at...if someone could explain what an access point is actually made for that'd be great.

Sorry if this has been covered. I tried searching but couldn't find this scenario.
 

Answer:Extending wireless range

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does anyone know of a way that i could set up a wireless network with a 1km range? i want to connect to my friend's house (set up a recording studio there, want to be able to work on stuff here) it is fairly line of sight but there are trees/some houses in the way. my brother and i were thinking about using directional antennas on each end but we don't know of any routers/cards that support aftermarket antennas or any good antennas to use in the first place.

we also don't have much experience with wireless (we could stress a gigE connection so we don't use wireless) though 802.11a/b would probably be enough for this.

thanks.
 

Answer:long range wireless?

two tripods (or other mounting equipment), two sights, a compass, and two "cantennas" (google for "802.11b cantenna" for several pages full of instructions on how to make them).
 

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Hello,

My network card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g) doesn't detect my wireless network under Windows 7, but it does under Ubuntu. While I don't see the network under Windows 7, I do see a list of other networks near me. Funny thing: it doesn't appear to be a problem of the card itself (because Ubuntu sees the network), nor a router (again, Ubuntu doesn't have problems with it), nor... Windows 7 (because it does see other networks). Can anyone suggest what can cause it? (Laptop is next to the router, so distance isn't any issue.)

Best

Answer:Wireless network not in range

I'd look for an updated driver. If you let Windows find and install it, visit the manufacturer and install the drivers manually.

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Hi Guys,

seems I'm having a similar problem, but I haven't been able to solve it.
Could you please tell me where to find this 'event log' you've mentioned?
And what do you mean by services?
Also what is this WZC? I only use windows xp to manage my wireless networks, no other software... do i need extra software now?

Any help you could pass on would be very helpful indeed!

thanks a lot!

- Al.
 

Answer:No wireless networks in range

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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This G770 17 inch notebook has very small wireless (wifi) range, about 40 feet maximum. Might this be solved by using a different driver, or is this a hardware issue. It will connect to a router without problem if in the same room, but loses the connection, if in a different room. Other computers, even Lenovo machines, and wifi devices connect with no difficulty as far away as 200 feet or more, even outside of the building. Does anyone have a solution to this? Thanks

Answer:very small wireless range

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please update the Bios and wireless drivers to fix the issue
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT072970
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Been trying to figure this out for days now...

I have Comcast broadband and had been giving my townhome wireless access by connecting it to a linksys router. Merely starting our computer automatically connected to our wireless network without the need to search and locate the network.

I then added a password to the network for the first time. However, after I did that, my computer automatically connected to a different non-password network. Thus, I had to find a way to search for and located my newly password protected network.

I clicked on the windows icon with a computer and the wireless waves at the bottom of my computer, and it told me "no wireless networks were in range," and instructed me this could be a result of another program running my wireless options. It told me how to switch it back to windows, and I did so. I was able to search for my network, and connect to it.

We then restarted our computer, and can no longer search for wireless networks, and no longer have the option of switching to Windows in order to do so. My computer is not connecting to any networks, and I can't search for any networks.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:No Wireless Networks in Range -- But they just were

Like they said, you probably have another wireless client that is interfering with WZC.
Check your Services are Started the problem machine.

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation
Windows Zero Configuration (wireless configurations)

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).
 

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Hello! So I'm trying to get my girlfriend a good birthday present. Currently, she doesn't have internet at home. She has a laptop and borrows her neighbors internet (with permission),  however, her laptop doesn't have very good wireless range. I want to get her a USB wireless card or extender to get her more range. Can someone recommend me one to pick up on Newegg or somewhere similar? Also, the cheaper the better. Thanks much in advance!

Answer:Wireless range extender

I don't think that extenders work in the way that you imagine. A wireless extender or repeater is a device that you put in a place where there is a good signal, and it re transmits the signal over an extended area. They don't turn a weak signal into a strong one. I think you would need to buy the neighbor the extender.

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Location:
Seal Beach, CA
Halfway between Central and Electric

Most buildings on main are 2 story. I want to push wireless up and down main st.

I am using a Netgear WG102 Access Point through a 1W amp and a 15.4dB 15deg down 3' tall omni antenna. I will mount this a bit back on the roof and up a pole. The bottom of the antenna will be aprox 6 feet off the roof making a total of aprox 26 feet off the ground.

Wireless traffic on the street is somewhat heavy, but most people seem to be on channel 6. I will run this on either channel 12 or 1 because of this.

What kind of line of sight range do you think I'll get?

What kind of usable range inside the buildings do you think I'll get?

I know these are average figures, but I am just looking for a good educated guess.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Please estimate wireless range

my experience has been that wireless range greatly depends on whats it has to go through. If tere is steel, forget about it, your lucky to get a few feet.
(but im talking about solid steel beams and air ducts)

otherwise, you can get good range as advertised through open air or wood.
 

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So what's the best/cheapest way these days? My sister in law is using my old Linksys wrt54g router. It's in her basement, and the desktop upstairs on the other side of the house keeps dropping the signal.

Moving the router isn't really an option. Do I just attempt a bigger antenna on the desktop? Bigger antenna on the router? Or do I go with a repeater or range booster? If so, any suggestions under $40? thanks.
 

Answer:Extending wireless range

Desktop only pc requiring Wifi? If so you could try a direction antenna.
 

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Is there anyway I can extend the wireless range of my Netgear DG834g router?I've a wireless dead spot in a 1st floor bedroom (even portable Tv reception is poor)The frustrating thing is that I've got good signal strenght up to the bedroom door and even up to the loft three floors up!My network contains 2 PCs (1 wired and 1 Netgear WG121 adapter in loft)2 Laptops ( 1 Centrino and 1 Orinoco nework card)DG834g downstairs frontroom/office.Tried the laptops and the adapter all with the same marginal results.

Answer:Extending wireless range

for wireless networks, although I have no personal experience of using it.Called a Netgear ANT2405 802.11b/g it costs around £30, and is available from most good online retailers.

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Will a Wi-Fi connection (g) work one storey up and a room across? Will the connection be weak? Thanks

Answer:Range of Wireless networks...

the answer to that depends on 493369332 different factors.Just try it.

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I'm looking into buying a usb wireless adapter and i was wondering:how good the range on these adapters are compared to pci adapters?I had problems with click here because the connection kept dropping out whenever large data had to be sent through the router. Can anyone confirm that usb adapters generally have the same range strength as pci adapters?Thank you in advance.

Answer:USB wireless Adapters range?

In my limited experience, USB seems to be better - not least because you can stick it on a USB cable and blu-tack it to a wall above the computer, rather than having it hidden down behing an isolating and noisy computer case.Using Safecom products (ie cheapie-stuff), I easily get 30 metres (& think it did OK at double this) between USB adapters (802.11b), whilst the PCI will work at that range, but shows a slight drop in performance. 802.11g will give a stronger signal, but I'm a skinflint, & won't pay the extra. I don't think you necessarily get a better or stronger signal from the "posh" brands. So, mine too came from Ebuyer, product code 48444 . Unlikely possibility - how powerful is your computer? It might just have a problem maintaining the connection if it is old

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i am just making an observation and wondering if anyone knows about it.

usually, i can get about 15 wireless networks to show up from my computer..

today however, it got real cold out.. and now only about 3 show up.. . so i am just wondering if there is any correlation between temperature and how a wireless signal travels.. it really makes no sense to me..

or what else could it be? humidity or something wierd?

that's all

to be less vague:
the temperature went below 20 for the first time this year.. southwestish ohio..
it was below freezing last night and everything was fine.. but maybe something happens around the 15-25 degree range..
 

Answer:wireless range and temperature

Just guessing, could be air density. When air is cold it is more dense. Higher density=more difficult for radio waves to travel through.
 

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how can I extend my wireless range?

I need to connect to a wireless network about 40 feet away. I only have the wireless router and a laptop. I can connect to it but its not stable.
 

Answer:extend wireless range

You can setup a wireless repeater in between to pass the signal along. Or you could try an extended range antenna on either end, though that might be nothing more than snake oil. If you don't mind playing with custom firmware, you might be able to find one which will boost your AP's power output also.
 

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Looking to enhance my wireless signal in my home. What is a good all around wireless extender that works well? I was looking at the Netgear WN3000RP. Thoughts and experience?
 

Answer:Wireless Range Extender

there's quite a few available - I tend to use the edimax range - but netgear would be fine
i tend to avoid these type of units, simply because they are restricted to a mains socket - wheres others with a mains cable give a little flexibility to move up or sideways from the mains socket to get a reasonable signal

but a few people here seem to have success with them , once setup correctly

i would install a wireless stumbler onto a PC and see what sort of signal strength you get at the point you are planning to use the extender , i would suggest a signal around the -60dBm would be required to get a robust signal to the extender from the router

use xirrus

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
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Have devloped a good working speech recognition application for my guest house business. Just one problem and that is the range using wireless earsets. They promise 50 meters or more in doors, but I cannot get anywhere near this. This simple thing has stopped me completely. Have Plantronics earsets, but no go and they say they have nothing 'stronger'than what I have got. A true range of 20 meters would do me. Would not mind using a standard wireless phone, but cannot seem to interface the one I have got to anything other than SkypeAny suggestions?

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Hi,I have a Dell inspiron 9300, connected through wanadoo wireless broadband. It doesn't reach far enough to use through the house, so on the (possibly inaccurate) advice of shop staff I bought a 'belkin wireless G range extender / access point'. Being very un-techy, opeingin the box is about as far as i've got!the instuctions start by saying I need to enter a mac adress from the extender into the router's set up utility, accessed through '192.168.2.1' in my browser. I assumes this must be for a belkin router, as nothing comes up for me.Help - where do I go from here? can i sort it out, or do i have completley the wrong hardware?thanks for you help....

Answer:Extending wireless range

Tell us exactly what you have (Make & Models) in terms of equipment. Laptop - Router/Modem and the new extender.The 192.168.1.1 is the way to access a router modems setup screen but obviously you must be within range to do so. This address could be slightly different for your router/modem. That`s why we need to know the make & model.

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I was thinking about what to use as a great wireless bridge.

Most of the consumer stuff pumps out crappy power (<40mW) so I was looking elsewhere.

I was thinking either a WRAP or soekris based monowall with a good wireless adapter. I know there are a few wireless adapters for this application that put out ~300mW. That combined with a good antenna should get me some good range.

What are your opinions for excellent wireless setups.

Wistron CM9 802.11a/b/g adapter
64-100mW
http://www.pcengines.ch/cm9.htm
 

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Hello everyone, been lurking this site for awhile but today is my first post.

I recently moved my home office into my garage which is about 250 feet away from my home and existing router. I have a 54 mpbs Trendnet wireless PCI adapter in my cpu and it would only pull 1 bar and not connect. I called my freinds at Tiger Direct and they suggested a wireless Netgear USB adapter with rangemax. Needless to say it went from 1 to 2 bars but will not stay connected. Just wondering what is the best and most cost effective way to extend my range.

I currently have a Netgear wireless G router(a cheap one), and another desktop is wireless with a pci card, all wireless G. I have broadband internet through my cable company. I also have an Acer laptop and all have excellent connection in the house.

1.Should I change everything over to wireless N? I read it has better range, but how would the existing "G' pci cards get along with an N router?

2. Should I get a stronger high gain antenna for my router?

3. Or a wireless range extender

4. What about going from 54 to 108 mpbs pci adapter?

I also have another cheapo Belkin router if that helps matters.

I did read through the posts but some of it was confusing. Thanks for all your help!
 

Answer:Extending wireless range??

Wireless range extender gets my vote.
 

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My parent's have a fairly large house, and while the wireless G connects well in the living room, it doesn't reach all the way to my parent's room.

What is the most sensible way to improve the wireless connectivity so it reaches to the other end of the house?



Running longer wires would be the simplest, but it's far from preferred.
I'm not sure if wireless N makes much of a difference, but both my parent's laptops would need a external card to utilize it.

They told me that they tried a "wireless booster", but while it helped boost the connectivity in the bedroom, it disabled the router in the living room.


Thanks in advance for your suggestions
 

Answer:Expanding wireless range?

I guess I'm not sure what you mean by a range booster in this case. I'm not sure how you lost your access point in the living room since I don't know your configuration.

I find these to be the easiest to configure and they do greatly extend the range of the access point: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124037
 

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Conditions:

Downtown Seal Beach, CA
Mainly 2 story buildings down main street
Above Ground Electrical
Linksys style wireless found in quite a few places.
Channel 1 seems to be used sparingly. Most people are on channel 6

Mounting:
4' 15dB omni antenna mounted on second story roof. Base of antenna will be aprox 26' off the ground.
Access Point will be mounted on same pole as omni
lightning arrestor will be placed inline on antenna
pigtail will go between lightning arrestor and access point
1W amplifier on antenna
So figure 13dB of usable antenna after you figure in the losses due to the lightning arrestor and my pigtail.

What sort of range do you think I will get Line of Sight?
What sort of range do you think I will get through minimal obstructions?

I am looking at using a netgear WS102 access point because it supports WDS. If I need to increase the range I can always get some point to point repeating going.

Let me know your opinions.

Thanks.

Greg
 

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Hello,

I have a Linksys WRT54GL wirless router, which provides a wireless network for my home.

The problem is that it does not provide a stable connection from certain rooms (namely, my own room). It is only around 30 feet away from my laptop, but has to pass through several thick walls. The signal is quite strong, but my laptop has trouble staying connected, and when connected the speed is extremely slow.

This is strange because it used to work fine (even just a month ago). If I move my laptop one room closer to the router, the wireless connection works wonderfully. Of course, I can't move to another room every time I need to go online.

I'm tired of getting disconnected from online games and having to wait five minutes for a video to buffer (or having to wait hours to get online at all), so I want to fix this problem.

Would a wireless bridge be the solution to my problem? Or maybe just buying a very long ethernet cable and moving the router closer to my room?

If I buy an additional WRT54GL will I be able to use it to extend the wireless signal? If so, will the connection be slower?

Any answers to my questions would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Extend Wireless Range

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I have cable coming into my house to a wireless router.I want to be able to get a signal in my garage which is 300ft away.I also have cable in my garage.How can I acheive this.I have tried the range extenders,Do not work.I have 2 desk top computers in garage(1 first floor 1 second floor)that are wireless
 

Answer:Increasing my wireless range

I use a different model (ie not the wifi as I only need one connection), but the Netgear EoP (Eithernet over Powerlines) works very well - - here's the setup:


as your garage get's power from the same power distribution panel (ie you only have one utility meter, not one for each building). the picture shown still relates.

The XAV5201 connects in the room with your router and the XWN5001 would be in the garage (1st floor).

There are other variations in setup that become possible once you any form of ethernet service into the garage, including

(some extender) - - - garage.adapter--secondary.router (wired or wifi)
Here's the product specific link
the model I am using

I can stream Netflix over this link to my HTDV (the reason I bought it).

NOTE:- These devices can be effected by surge protectors and/or UPS backups, so plug the units into the wall plate directly. Yes, you may lose one on a nasty power surge but that's the chance you take to get the service you want. For me, these are rare occurances.
 

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I've been pondering what to do with my wireless network, and I was wondering if I could get some input on my problem... I have a Linksys WRT54G setup in the center of my house, and most of my computers get decent reception anywhere in the house. The only problem is the room that is right on the edge of my house; I get a signal, however it goes in and out. I'd like to extend the range/reach of my WiFi network so that the connection is more reliable.

I have an old DLink AP900+ which supports repeating, but I wasn't sure how well repeating would work.

My other options I suppose would be to either buy a new antenna or two, or buy a second WRT54 ... I'd love to opt for the later, however even at ~$40 it's a little more than I'd like to spend if my AP900+ will do the job just as well ...

So any input? Should I use the repeater I have or would I see better results from either an antenna upgrade or a second WRT54?

Thanks,

-nutkase
 

Answer:Extend wireless range?

Why is it people ask questions about something that all they have to do is try it themselves? You said you have the AP. WTF? Try it and see if it helps your situation. Jesus.

However, repeating with another vendor's product might not work. Not sure if the WRT is WDS or not but I doubt your AP is. Buuuutttt...... all you have to do is try it.
 

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I'm trying to connect to my new wireless router but it keeps saying i'm out of range, even though i have 100% signal strength. Its an asus rt n1 3u router and i am using and acer aspire laptop. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My current living location offers free wireless to the building however I am in the very back past the pool. When I am in the pool / patio area, I get signal on my laptop but back in my apartment, I get hardly one bar of signal. I was looking for a device that take the small radio signal available and extend or amplify the signal to my room.

Is this something that will work?

Thanks for any input...
 

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Ok guys, actually i am planning to connect my pc wirelessly to my friends pc whose house is around 1 km away from mine...... So can someone guide me out what kind of equipment would be need to achieve a network having this much range. Budget is a big issue so recommend me the cheapest way that would make this possible.
Adios
 

Answer:Wireless Network of about 1km Range

First things first do you have decent line of site? If so you could get away with a senao 2611-cb3 deluxe with an external antenna (19db+). But like I said depends on line of site.
 

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Low wireless signal(house to house)

Currently have a Belkin G plus MIMO router and Zonenet usb wireless adapter that is supposed to be good

I've read about dd-wrt and willing to do it(on a diff router of course).

I'm just unsure of if antennas will be sufficient or a boosted router(maybe with anteannas?)

Or if I may need a repeater setup?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Trying to boost wireless range

Antennas are much more useful than 'boosters'. While the router might be 'heard' further away, the remote station's return signal strength is just as important. Boosting only helps one side, while antennas benefit both sides equally.

Is the remote station mobile or is a fixed setup acceptable at both ends?
 

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hi folks i have ADSL wireless broadband but i want to increase the range so that i can use it on my laptop about 50 yards away, at the moment the signal is very weak or not at all.I know taht i have to get a new router, but which one, netgear range max does not live up to its claims, do i need some sort of range extender or is there an easier and cheaper solution, any sugestion would be appreciatedgeorge

Answer:longer range wireless

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Hello all. I am somewhat of a newbie when it comes to wireless networking.
I currently have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router in my basement. The computer on the second floor has a Linksys USB wireless ethernet bridge. I am getting very weak signal on this PC and can barely browse the web. I purchased a Linksys wireless range extender which seems to do nothing. I also have a WET54GS5 wireless ethernet bridge which I am about to try.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Wireless range extenders

The usb device isn't really a bridge, it's a client device. Just has a little PC card in the enclosure. Have you played around with placement, both with the client piece as well as the Access Point. A repeater, what your calling a range extender would go somewhere between the AP and the client, associate to the AP and repeat the signal to the client. Obviously it has to be setup correctly.
You'd use the WET Bridge if you wanted to connect a wired machine. So if your workstation has a wired ethernet port it might be a useable solution. The bridge will probably have a slightly better antenna on it than the USB client device.
 

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Is there an easy way to extend the range of a wifi signal at home?
 

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I own a lenovo U310 Touch, and a few days ago I had a problem with my screen closing. So I send it to a local guy to fix it. It came back almost perfect. Iread about lenovos having bad WiFi signals, but mine literally decrease after the fix. I used to be able to connect from my room, and now it can't even detecr the router. I did some research and I found another guy with a similar issue, but different laptop. (http://www.jamescroft.co.uk/blog/technology/fix-for-lenovo-g580-wifi-issues-on-windows-8/). His being a G580. He said it had something to do with the cables not being properly connected. Now I am not a very techy guy, but have opened a laptop before with help. So I just wanted to make sure there is the possibility of my problem being the same as his... As in are our wireless cards similar enough to cause the same problem? Is it safe to touch these cables? Or if anyone else ha the same issue I'll be glad to take your advice. I just don't want to take unnecessary risks.Tanks in advance!

Answer:Wireless Range Decrease after Fix.

nmunstege wrote:I own a lenovo U310 Touch, and a few days ago I had a problem with my screen closing. So I send it to a local guy to fix it. It came back almost perfect. Iread about lenovos having bad WiFi signals, but mine literally decrease after the fix. I used to be able to connect from my room, and now it can't even detecr the router. I did some research and I found another guy with a similar issue, but different laptop. (http://www.jamescroft.co.uk/blog/technology/fix-for-lenovo-g580-wifi-issues-on-windows-8/). His being a G580. He said it had something to do with the cables not being properly connected. Now I am not a very techy guy, but have opened a laptop before with help. So I just wanted to make sure there is the possibility of my problem being the same as his... As in are our wireless cards similar enough to cause the same problem? Is it safe to touch these cables? Or if anyone else ha the same issue I'll be glad to take your advice. I just don't want to take unnecessary risks.Tanks in advance!Read and examine the steps indicated in the hardware maintenance manual of your unit and see if you can do it.

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Router, Broadband and Powerline

Hi,

My question is, most people have a wireless internet connection at home. However, the wireless internet connection is transmitted via a router. There is an ethernet cable up to the router. A computer technician came to my house to setup an internet connection. He installed a router next to the PC, a phone cable was connected to the router, and the router was connected to the PC. What I don't understand is, does the PC really need the router, (i.e. can't we just plug the cable directly into the PC, hence a broadband connection). I guess the router is for PCs and laptops that can connect wirelessly. So if this is the case, if I buy one of those powerline adapters, then can I connect the cable from the phone line directly into the RJ45 socket (broadband connection) to transmit it to the second powerline adapter or does it have to be connected to the router?

Mike

Kind regards,

Mikeb
 

Answer:Wireless Range Extenders

You can plug it directly into your comp
 

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I need a long range connection between 2 laptop computers for passing 4+/- MB files between the 2. I don't need internet, just the 2 machines talking. Range would be around 3,000 feet, mobile, outdoors, flat but probably NOT line of sight. Preferably nothing fancy and as cheap as possible. This would be on a golf course from the 18th Tee to the Club House/Pro Shop. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA. ----- Jimmy
 

Answer:Long Range Wireless

The absolute cheapest thing to do is to get a cell phone and connect it to your laptop, dial up to the Internet, and send your files that way. Talk to Verizon or Cingular (AT&T Wireless) to sign up for that. The benefit of this is that you don't have to build the network, so you don't have to pay for anything at all.

If it's literally from one point to another point and those points don't change, you should probably run a wire. Wires are the most reliable and fastest connection. That might not be practical since you have to dig a trench to bury the wire, so I'd guess you'd have to run it at the beginning of the off season. Alternately, you could get a satellite dish and install it at the 18th tee and go through the Internet.

Wireless coverage is kinda like buying carpet. You pay by the square foot. You'd be looking for with this kind of range is Outdoor Wireless WAN/LAN. They're used mainly for school campuses, hospitals, and municipal access. They're designed for hundreds of users at once, and they're expensive. On the plus side, they usually are small enough that they don't require an FCC permit.

It might be worthwhile to contact some local data communications services/contractors. They know a lot more about it than I do.
 

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Hi All,I have just got a media PC, and am using a wireless keyboard and mouse with it. The mouse has a range of 90 metres, so no problem there, but the keyboards range is much less, and even at three metres won't operate, until I move it back a foot.Is there a way that I can increase the range, or can I buy a keyboard with a greater range.Many thanks, in adance for any assistance.

Answer:Wireless keyboard range.

I can't help wondering why on earth you would need to operate a keyboard so far away from the monitor screen that you probably won't be able to see what is on there. I would imagine that most of the manufacturers have designed key boards and mice to operate in front of the monitor, and not from the other side of the room.

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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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I just purchased the new Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router .

Its advertisement claimed, MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels up to 4 times farther and reduces dead spots. For this reason, I purchased it, since I am hoping to broadcast my signal around the 375-400ft range where another computer/wireless card is located.

Unfortunatly around the 275/325ft mark the signal dies (I took my laptop outside and walked around until the signal was lost to determine its current range). Because I live in an apartment complex, trying to setup my wireless router so that it doesn't 'interfere' with other buildings is impossible. So I read that purchasing a Repeater/Access Point can help me in getting the signal 400ft away.

My 1st question:
At around the 275-350ft mark is my friends apartment. Can I buy and setup a Repeater/Access Point in his apartment? I hope that in doing so the main computer I am trying to broadcast my wireless internet to will then beable to find and connect to the signal.

My 2nd question:
What brand Repeater/Access Point do you recommend?

My 3rd question:
What would I need to do to setup a Repeater/Access Point?
And would I have to change anything on my main Wireless Router?

My 4th question:
I read about the 'cantenna' and other home-made antenna setups which have helped increase signal strength for on the receiving end.
Can I use this same idea only in reverse? Place it on my Wireless... Read more

Answer:Wireless Network Range + WAP

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Hi I have the same problem, or similar.

I have:

<internet>--[DG824PN]--<wired>--[802(A)]--<w'less>--[802(B)]--<wireless clients>

The reason I am doing this is because I have dead spots so need to boost in those areas, and I'm told that the DG824PN doesn't support bridging/repeating and so you need the 2 WPN802s (which do).

And I too have no hair left now....even Netgear tech support have drawn a blank.

A wireless client near the WPN802(A) - access point mode - can see it, but none can see the WPN802(B) - repeater mode.

I've done everything you did - well, probably except the one key thing.

I have both 802s using different ip addresses (230,231 respectively).

So I'm at a loss. Any ideas would be helpful before I go mad.
 

Answer:Extend wireless range

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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Is it possible to use more than one range extender in a wireless network? Wouldn't there be a conflict with IP addresses (they all seem to have a static address)?

Answer:Wireless range extenders

I have only ever used one, but I know of networks that use quite a few APs so there shouldn't be any conflict as long as they are all set up correctly. Your WLAN adapters can roam actively between the strongest APs and the "stickiness" of this behaviour can usually be adjusted in the adapter's driver's properties.

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