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Windows 7: Whats the best wireless usb adapter?

18 Nov 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, i misread your post, both pc and router are in basement and you want wifi on second floor.

in that case stick the extender on the first floor, so it will still be in range of the router.


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18 Nov 2011   #12
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry, i misread your post, both pc and router are in basement and you want wifi on second floor.

in that case stick the extender on the first floor, so it will still be in range of the router.
Yes sir my desktop and router are in the basement. I have laptop at the 2nd floor but the wireless signal is poor and im wondering where should i put the wireless expander incase i bought one?
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18 Nov 2011   #13
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

I got a free router from virgin ,n speed,there was also a usb thing in the box which i beleive is a wireless dongle.it very good!
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18 Nov 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why do you need an extender when your PC is at the same place as the router. An extender is there to amplify the WiFi signal for a PC that is too far away from the router to Řick up the signal.

And what type of router are we talking about anyhow. A "g" router or a "N" router.
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18 Nov 2011   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kupalski View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry, i misread your post, both pc and router are in basement and you want wifi on second floor.

in that case stick the extender on the first floor, so it will still be in range of the router.
Yes sir my desktop and router are in the basement. I have laptop at the 2nd floor but the wireless signal is poor and im wondering where should i put the wireless expander incase i bought one?
halfway in between, on the first floor were the signal is still strong enough from the router.
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18 Nov 2011   #16
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why do you need an extender when your PC is at the same place as the router. An extender is there to amplify the WiFi signal for a PC that is too far away from the router to Řick up the signal.

And what type of router are we talking about anyhow. A "g" router or a "N" router.
Im not referring to my desktop.. I do have laptop at 2nd floor and thats what im asking about wireless signal..
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18 Nov 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, sorry. I misssed one of your posts in between. Just do as mickey says.
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18 Nov 2011   #18
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Thanks guys.. Btw how do i know if my router is g or n?
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18 Nov 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look at the box it came in. Else type 192.168.11 into the IE address bar and hit enter. That should bring up your router. User name is "admin", password is "password"

If 11 as last digits does not work, try 1.1. or 0.1.
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18 Nov 2011   #20
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Look at the box it came in. Else type 192.168.11 into the IE address bar and hit enter. That should bring up your router. User name is "admin", password is "password"

If 11 as last digits does not work, try 1.1. or 0.1.

its 0.1 and then whats next?
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