Wireless network question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Super20, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Super20 macrumors regular

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    I am using a Belkin 54g Wireless router in my home for my cable connection. My home is a 1600 square foot wood frame home. I used to have my router upstairs and would get GREAT connection downstairs where I use my laptops the most. I decided to just move the router downstairs and my signal has now actually weakened. I know that the simple solution would be to just move it back upstairs....but I don't want to. Can I just get another wireless router, or a wireless bridge, to help strengthen my signal throughout the house. Could a drop in connection speed coming into the house have anything to do with signal strength (just an idea)?
    The computers I'm using only support B and G...not N. Would a newer router (this one is about 3 years old) be an answer and if so, what should I get?
     
  2. WillJS macrumors 65816

    WillJS

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    Just get a signal booster (bridge) and set it somewhere halfway between the router and wherever the signal is (starts to get) weak.
     
  3. Super20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it matter if I use the same brand as the router?
     

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