Extending connecting wire to router?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shafman, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. shafman

    shafman Network Guru Member

    I have a Linksys router which works well but I want to extend the range a bit. Could I use a USB port-style extension cord and put it higher on my desk? Or would the signal be so degraded that there would be no benefit?
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i dont think so because the linksys routers do not support usb not that i know of. if you are using a usb ethernet adapter then it is different story.

    it is ture that you can increase signal strength by placing the unit higher or just buy tnc or sma antennas.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    The length of the USB cable is often restricted by the technology and the power demand of the device.

    But if you are thinking of extending the LAN cable between the router and the computer (or between router and you cable modem), you can replace it with a longer cable (up to 100m).
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    for every 100 meters you lose speed.
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Which is why there is usually a repeater at every 100m. In any case, I doubt he is planning to extend to such lengths. That was just for his info so he knew it would be fine to use a much longer LAN cable than the one provided by Linksys (or by his ISP). 8)
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