WiFi Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by fromcha06, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. fromcha06 macrumors member

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    Hey All-

    I just moved into an apt and I get internet provided by the building... but I can only get it in my room... and in the living room hardly...

    is there anything I can buy to boost my receiver strength in my mac book??
    ie: external antenna ? or anything?

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    You could get a router and set it up (in your room) as a repeater.
     
  3. fromcha06 thread starter macrumors member

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    how could i do that?

    bc in my room i get FULL service...

    but everything is wi-fi...

    i have no connection to plug into the router?
     
  4. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    A repeater catches the wi-fi signal and then re-distributes it.
     
  5. fromcha06 thread starter macrumors member

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    where could i get one of those?


    anyone know a good one?


    or is this an option on all routers?
     
  6. KSpider macrumors regular

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    Airport Express?
     
  7. LED macrumors member

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    You need a WDS (wireless distribution system).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System

    I don't personally have experience using one, but I have heard that these work best when used within the same brand. If you can find out what brand router the apt is using, you will want to purchase the same brand WDS if possible.
     
  8. fromcha06 thread starter macrumors member

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    so if you plug in the airport... it will just take the signal automatically...

    and repeat it?

    no setup needed?
     
  9. fromcha06 thread starter macrumors member

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