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Increasing Wi Fi Signal Strength

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jake5975
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Increasing Wi Fi Signal Strength

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Has anybody had any luck boosting their signal strength, and if so, with what equipment.  I am getting a weak signal in the basement, where my gaming system is, and need a boost for online play.  Thanks.
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TimSykes
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What I did I got a second wireless device and moved it closer to my 360.
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A repeater, you mean?
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no a 2nd wifi router. I have 2 wifis in my house.
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Oh, okay - I was looking at maybe a repeater, or booster antanea, for the existing VZ router.
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I solved this with a second router (802.11n) and disabling the wireless in the VZ Actiontec.  Faster AND stronger signal.
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THere are some Range extenders on the market.  Some require some tweaking to work... especially with encrypted routers.  Those have to be set up via web page access.

 

Here are a sample of a couple types:CLICK HERE    and HERE

 

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This looks like a pretty good option, cprgolds.  I like the fact that it is plug and play, as I am as computer illiterate as they come.  The question is, does the VZ Actiontech router allow for the antenna to be "unscrewed" and replaced with this connector cable?
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@jake5975 wrote:
does the VZ Actiontech router allow for the antenna to be "unscrewed" and replaced with this connector cable?

Yes.

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