wireless network question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dan0903, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Dan0903 macrumors member

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    My new MBP came today!!


    anyway, i have found that my bedroom is just out of reach of the wireless router (which is the other side of the house).


    Was wondering if theres anyway i can get something that (im not a 'techie', so no-one take the mick if this does exist) picks up the wireless connection and re-sends it (i.e. making the wireless point more in the middle of my house).


    Any help would be very appreciated.
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    Absolutrly. They are called a bunch of different things - usually called Range Extenders. All the major wireless companies make them.

    SCR
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you have an Airport network, an AirPort Express would solve this problem very easily.

    TEG
     
  4. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    As SCR says, there are range extenders.

    You might want to look into upgrading the router though to the 802.11 N specification.

    Your Mac supports N and it's got a far greater range than a G or a B router.

    I used to run a G router and an extender, but when I upgraded to the N specification I didn't need an extender anymore.

    Just look on your favorite computer retailers website, you'll see the different specifications listed there.

    Cheers.
     
  5. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    True, although a bit expensive solution. You can also use an Airport Express with any router, not just another airport. Perhaps just get a new antennae for your router, or look into the Reach Extended-DSL feature with that router. I don't know what that is but looks like it could help.
     
  7. Dan0903 thread starter macrumors member

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    This sounds like a good solution, i'd like to use in order to play PS3 online and Xbox online, as well as for use with my ipod and MBP.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/106821


    Anyone know if this would work?
     

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