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getting broardband next door

  • 20-08-2009 9:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭

    hi i'm looking to see how to increase the broadband signal from my parents house to enable me to wifi in my house which is next door. about 50ft. I can get a signal from the router in the garden but when i move into the house i lose it.
    is it possible to increase the signal?
    what do i need to buy?
    would i be better with a mobile doggle?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,629 ✭✭✭NullZer0

    It may be possible to use a wireless repeater.
    This is basically just another wireless access point that operates on a different channel extending the wireless coverage.

    Another option (depending on the hardware in use) would be higher gain antennas.

    If your looking for something cheap, this will do the job:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 422 ✭✭CCSL

    If its an eircom box or any wireless router that has a removable connection try putting a beter aerial on it. The default ones are oftern just a wire inside a plastic tube.

    Maplin and several other online stores offer much better options that could double or even tripple the signal strength. Also if the source router is in a suitable location you could run an external system ourside the house. But that does tend to be pricey.

    The location of the router is also a factor get it as close and high as possible as the signal goes in all directions.

    Also near the thinest walls or near a window again to improve the signal.
    A repeater would work only if there was a signal to boost and most of them halve the performance.