need help to set wireless connection to garden

  dalleyman1 10 Jul 11
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i already have a wireless router that goes round my house no problem but it wont work out in the garden how do i go about either strengthing the signal or is there a alternative ie run some sort of cable outside im a bit of a computer novice so simple replies please dalleyman1

  proudfoot 10 Jul 11

Try repositioning the router near a window. I live in a house with 24 inch thick stone walls and have no problem on the side of my house where my hub is situated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10 Jul 11

Have a read of this thread http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4057785/extend-wireless-signal/

or try moving the router to a room nearer the garden

  robin_x 10 Jul 11

I was gobsmacked to learn that 30m of Cat5 cable can now be widely had for a fiver. (This weeks BBC Click throwaway line)

So I Googled and 'tis true. Brings to mind all sorts of possibilities.

You could put router in back room/dining room and trail out of window/conservatory to garden, as an example of 'summer thinking'. Or cable the whole house for peanuts. (cut the ends off 30m patch cords)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cat+5+30m+%C2%A35&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGHPen__GB430

Of course you could do it properly with £20+ wireless extenders etc.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nbsbssi7_13?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=wifi+extender&sprefix=wifi+extender

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