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mdt562
Apr 18, 2006, 05:13 PM
k, well heres the deal. Well all know the wi-fi range on the powerbooks isnt the greatest but, I want to know if i can use a Linksys router to connect to a wifi connection and extend it too my powerbook. I did some research and found out something about "WDS" i think i can pull it off but. I need you guys to recommend me a router

Heres some i found,

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1124916804580&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1130279435381&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper



jsw
Apr 18, 2006, 05:26 PM
I'd imagine that both of those would work fine, but, honestly, the range of my AirPort Expresses and, before them, my Linksys WRT54G are/were just fine with my 12" PB, so I'm sure that the extended-range Linksys products would well fine, too. But are you sure you need more than a normal WiFi device?

calebjohnston
Apr 18, 2006, 05:29 PM
My 12" PB gets a wireless reception just fine as well.

mdt562
Apr 18, 2006, 05:35 PM
my wireless connection is decent, but im still on a wireless B. When i travel my wifi connections drops in and out. So im looking for a new router for the house and one i can use on the road as a WDS extender or whatever the term is. I have all the nescessary connections in the car to make it possible but im just looking for the right router.

i found an other router that looks promising. its a Belkin product, never used them before

http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4235334?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

jsw
Apr 18, 2006, 05:37 PM
my wireless connection is decent, but im still on a wireless B. When i travel my wifi connections drops in and out. So im looking for a new router for the house and one i can use on the road as a WDS extender or whatever the term is. I have all the nescessary connections in the car to make it possible but im just looking for the right router.

i found an other router that looks promising. its a Belkin product, never used them before

http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4235334?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PGIf you're planning on using it while traveling, the AirPort Express is small and works well and can even use the PB's extension cord for the power brick.