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    I managed to get this working using an old xp laptop and setting up a hotspot in the house to extend the reach of the router! Way cool. Here is the kink to what to do. I believe there is also a link to Vista set up. http://www.brighthub.com/computing/w...cles/7785.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYHorsewoman View Post
    . . .Here is the kink to what to do. I believe there is also a link to Vista set up. Create an Instant Wireless Hotspot Using Your Connected Windows XP Notebook
    Thanks. I've added those two links to my notes. Next time I can add those along with the Windows 7 link.

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    Quick update, I purchased an extender antenna and then also moved my router to a spot that was closer to the stairway from the basement but i'm not seeing any appreciable difference in wireless connection. . I will keep trying to mor around and see if I can get it any stronger.

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    Most antenna designs concentrate signals on the horizontal plane. That means that when you are significantly above or below the router the signal will be weaker than it would be at the same distance if it was at the same hight as the router.

    Think of it as a big invisible donut with the antenna at the center. If you tilt that antenna so that one edge of the donut is angled towards the bedroom, the signal might improve. What's more, in practice the donut can be off center and a bit lumpy around the edges. So rotating the device may get you a stronger signal too.

    That of course ignores any other metal or signal absorbing materials that may be in-between the router and room.

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    Yeah, pretty confident that I need to move it again and perhaps to the first floor. Luckily I have enough holes in the floor around here! Lol thanks.


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