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Windows 7: Looking for WiFi-type dongle

15 Feb 2011   #1
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Looking for WiFi-type dongle

My wireless router is on the first floor and on the other side of the house from where my room is. Because of this, my laptop has a hard time keeping connection to it and my Nintendo DS can't even connect to it. I do have my desktop in my room which is on a wired connection. I'm looking for something I can connect my desktop to so I can get an internet connection to my laptop and Nintendo DS and other devices in general. Does anyone have an idea?


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15 Feb 2011   #2
dover1982

Win 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

5 port ethernet switch and wireless access point. use the current hardwired connection in ur room to a 5 port switch then plug a wireless access point into it for wifi in ur room.
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15 Feb 2011   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

What router do you have?
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15 Feb 2011   #4
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dover1982 View Post
5 port ethernet switch and wireless access point. use the current hardwired connection in ur room to a 5 port switch then plug a wireless access point into it for wifi in ur room.
I actually already use a 5 port switch to connect my Xbox 360 and PS3 along with my desktop to so that helps. I'll look into Wireless Access Points now. Thanks!

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What router do you have?
I have a D-Link DIR-655 with the latest firmware.
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15 Feb 2011   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you thought of getting a high gain or directional antenna?
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15 Feb 2011   #6
dover1982

Win 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Have you thought of getting a high gain or directional antenna?

Access Point would prob be cheaper than high gain antenna
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15 Feb 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A range extender would do the trick. E.g like one of these (depending whether you need N or g): wifi repeater - BestBuy
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15 Feb 2011   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Depends on where you are shopping, and what quality of access point you are looking for, but it's another option
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15 Feb 2011   #9
dover1982

Win 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

yeah true, last time i used a high gain antenna, they were pretty expensive, but thats Australia for ya!!! lol
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15 Feb 2011   #10
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Have you thought of getting a high gain or directional antenna?
Would that be something like this?: Newegg.com - BUFFALO WLI-UC-GNHP IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A range extender would do the trick. E.g like one of these (depending whether you need N or g): wifi repeater - BestBuy
Would this essentially be a wireless access point where I plug an Ethernet cord into it for it to get access to my main router or does it connect wirelessly?
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