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Windows 7: Looking for WiFi-type dongle

15 Feb 2011   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I think you can get them both ways, as in, repeater style that bounces your connection, and a wired version that boosts signal as well. A high gain antenna might work from your computer, but to boost it for your DS or whatnot you would need it for your adapter.

If you want to boost the hell out of your signal, something like this will ramp it up:
Newegg.com - LevelOne OAN-2151 15 dBi Omni-directional antenna 2.4GHz

However, if you have a decently large house, something like this will probably cover you:
Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEW-AI86DB Dual-Band 802.11a/g 8/6dBi Indoor Directional Antenna with Mounting Base

That would boost your b/g signal to something useable, which I am sure that a DS uses wireless G.


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15 Feb 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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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?
No, not really. It is an independent device (no Ethernet cord required) that you install best halfway between your router and the laptop locations (needs an outlet). It amplifies the signal from the router for better reception by the laptop. The effect is as if you had the router at the location where you have the range extender (appr.)
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16 Feb 2011   #13
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just had a thought. I have an extra D-Link DI-524 router. Would I be able to hook that into my Ethernet port switch and connect to it?
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19 Feb 2011   #14
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Anyone?
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19 Feb 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCleveland View Post
I just had a thought. I have an extra D-Link DI-524 router. Would I be able to hook that into my Ethernet port switch and connect to it?
The router you have to connect to the modem.
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