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WRT150N Router and Extending Range?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mikemorin, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. mikemorin

    mikemorin LI Guru Member

    Hello just updated to the 150N linksys router today and i'm trying to extend my wireless range to 600 ft to another pc i have. On that end i have the pci linksys adapter wireless N 300 model. It barely see's the network with 1 bar then it goes away what can i do to make this more stable and never have to worry about messing with it again? I want to do it and do it the right way or possibly tweak what i have to make it work....I've read on modding the routers power but never figured where to do that at. Please help!

    Mike
     
  2. gatorback

    gatorback LI Guru Member

    I ran into a similar situation and ended up running CAT5E. Although it took me two hours to run the wire from one building to the next, it was definitely worth it. Fast, reliable and secure. I did not measure the distance however, I would be surprised if it was less than 600 feet. Wireless is used only by visitors in my home. My telephone wiring is alse CAT5E for some reason. That enables me to turn each telephone jack into a 100 Megabit ethernet jack (uses 4 of 8 conductors) and the remaining wires are used for two telephone lines.

    That being said, here is a good link for DIY projects that can extend the range of your system:

    http://www.skifactz.com/wifi/projects.htm

    Look for these two on the link:
    WiFi Biquad Antenna
    Mount a WiFi Antenna on a Satellite Dish
     

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