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Router booster / amplification recommendations?

I live in a 4 story rowhouse that is currently using a single wifi router - signal strength is strong in the front rooms of the house, but weak in the back, and we'e hoping to find something that will boost it enough to be serviceable. What do you recommend, hivemind? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 20, 2016 - 11 answers

Can three wireless routers become one?

I have an old house with three ethernet-connected Wifi routers in it to get coverage everywhere. Can I reprogram them so that they all have the same SSID and password, and devices just pick up whichever is closer, or will that cause problems? Two are Belkin, one is D-link: would some shared open source firmware like DD-WRT help with this?
posted by anotherpanacea on Apr 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Best way to track number and duration of wireless sessions?

As an organization that provides free wifi to our guests we would love to be able to track the number and duration of the wireless sessions in our facility. Just as importantly, we'd like to be able to track these statistics as easily as possible, e.g., with a log that's emailed daily, or with an interface that lets you query data for a particular time period. [more inside]
posted by woodman on Nov 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Help, please! VPN-enabled wireless router not working

How do I connect my Witopia VPN wireless router to my ISP's wireless router? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Sep 21, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I make my wireless routers get along?

Calling all network nerds: How do I make my WRT54G2 (w/ DD-WRT) talk to my Tenda W268R? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Apple Airport Extreme or Express?

What is the difference between an Apple Airport Express Base Station, and an Airport Extreme Base Station? I have a tiny 500-square foot apartment. All I want is to be able to surf the web wirelessly. Can I go with the cheaper Express Base Station? Why is one cheaper than the other (in other words, what can the Extreme do that the Express cannot)?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2009 - 18 answers

I have 2 routers, 1 wired and 1 wireless, can I get devices connected to the wireless router to see eachother?

I have two routers, one wired one wireless. The wired router is connected to the internet and the wireless router is connected to the wired router. My iPhone and MacBook are both connected to the internet via the wireless router and in turn the wired router. I'm trying to get them to see each other. How? [more inside]
posted by anglaise on Aug 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Safe milliwatt setting for Linksys WRT54G?

What's a safe setting for transmit power in milliwatts for a Linksys WRT54G? It's default is 42- I'd like to bump it but not burn the router out. Max is 251.
posted by xmutex on Apr 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Two computers, one network, two speeds?

If two computers are connected to the same wireless router, what would make one faster? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Mar 16, 2008 - 9 answers

waiting for N

How well do the current generation of MIMO / "pre-N" wireless routers work for extending range? [more inside]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Jun 1, 2006 - 4 answers

What router typically assigns ip?

What type of router typically has a gateway of, I'm used to seeing the typical router use 192.168.*.* but I'm trying to figure out what routers the local apartment unit is using to run their wireless.
posted by skEwb on Jan 30, 2006 - 18 answers

What firewall protection do I need with my Linksys WRT54G?

Home PC WAN-filter: Setting up a home broadband network with a cable modem, PC, & Linksys WRT54G... [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Sep 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Replacing wireless router firmware

I have a Linksys WRT54G router that has some third party firmware installed on it. It no longer works, so I want to replace it with the original Linksys firmware or something better. [more inside]
posted by bering on May 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Wireless router problems

So I just set up a wireless router in our house, but something's awry. We have two wired connections--one PC and one XBox Live--and one wireless Apple laptop. If the XBox is off, the PC has a fine connection, but if the XBox is connected, the PC gets a spotty connection at best, and usually can't connect at all. The laptop connects wirelessly with no problem regardless of the other things. Can anyone tell me 1. why the XBox would kill the PC connection and 2. how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Dec 25, 2004 - 8 answers

WiFi in Mobile Home

I have an acquaintance who wants to put an wireless router in her mobile home (aluminum skinned trailer, just so there's no confusion) and access it from her Mother's trailer across the street. It's only about 50' but there's a narrow street in between so a long Cat5 won't work.

A mutual acquaintance is saying that this just won't work because the aluminum skins of the two trailers will suck up all those lovely radio waves.

Anyone have experience with WiFi in this type of situation (mobile home, RV, etc) and what kind of signal she's going to get. Are we going to need repeaters in the windows to get this to work at all or will a 802.11g router and a good card in the laptop going to get a decent signal.

Please, no trailer jokes. These are small-town folks, they have a good life but not a lot of money.
posted by m@ on Nov 12, 2004 - 16 answers

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