Wireless repeaters ?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by The Webbers Hilltop Cycle ATV, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. I am running a wireless router in the home and can get service in my shop if
    I have the walking door open but as soon as I close the door I lose service.
    I think it because my shop is in a metal building and I have so much
    insulation. I am thinking about using some kind of repeater to beest my
    signal. Is this easy to do and how much would it cost at a minimum ?
    The Webbers Hilltop Cycle ATV, Jan 7, 2008
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Mr. Arnold, Jan 7, 2008
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    jinxy Guest

    Have you looked for a high gain antenna for your router ? For many of
    the Linksys brand routers the antenna is about $75.00 cdn.
    jinxy, Jan 9, 2008
  4. Antenna aside,
    I think people use wireless access points. a wireless access point is
    a wireless (network) switch. A hub is like a repeater with many
    sockets (and maybe some logic to make sure the sender doesn't receive
    what he sends). A switch is like a hub but less wasteful. So
    therefore a switch does the job of a repeater.

    There are passive hubs, and prob passive switches. that do not boost.
    But I guess most would be active

    usb hubs take power from usb and do not use ACDC adaptors do not boost
    the signal. So if expecting a boost, then be suspicious of a wireless
    switches that takes power from usb and has no ACDC adaptor - if they
    exist! I do have a wired switch that takes power from usb.

    this post may not be that useful to you. but info is info
    jameshanley39, Jan 17, 2008
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