Boosting Signal

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I was wondering if there was such a thing as a Router Booster which would boost the range of the Router i have in this office. I am trying to get my laptops wifi to pick up the signal for the network here but it dosnt seem to pick it up despite being about 5 metres away from the router.

The make of the router i have is a "Belkin" (not sure of type). The wifi for my laptop is a Belkin wireless network card i bought seperatly. It has worked with the current router i have so i have no doubts that the reason i dont get the internet on it in my house is because of the range.

Anybody know of anything i could do to boost the range? or if there is some sort of booster i can add to the current router to increase the range by about 3-4 metres?

Thanks in advance!
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Maybe this would help http://microcenter.com/single_product_r ... id=0213239

I have also seen network boosters made by D-link but i can't find any now.
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Thank you. It looks like something that might work, although not sure it would work with my Belkin Router. I already bought a connection which was not Belkin and that never worked.
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Have you thought about this http://www.netmag.co.uk/features/defaul ... tionid=219

It may seem a little wierd but it appears to work very well.
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Oh well, i guess i will be heading to the supermarket tonight to buy a tin of dog food. :lol:

Where do people find these stuff?
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Why not buy some wireless access points to spread around the building?

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductP ... _Id=136486
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I have looked at that. Just trying to make it as cheap as possible and trying to find the most efficient way for everyone rather than buying a couple of these access points to use as a booster. If there was such a thing as a booster for the signal then i would buy that even if it costs £100/$100.

Thanks for all your help though.
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Here is one by Linksys-

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellit ... torWrapper

Here is one by D-Link-

http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=267

Though the D-Link might only work with a D-Link router. I didnt quite understand it.

Hope this helps.

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what about repeaters?
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repeaters? what do you mean?
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Repeaters, boosters, extenders - they are all the same thing. These devices just receive the weak wireless signal from a router and retransmit it again. They don't actually hook up to the network anywhere (except maybe for configuration purposes.)

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