Wireless range extender possibly a thick question

  TomG 19:13 29 Aug 06


I have a wireless network with 3 pcs, one of the pcs (which is in an upstairs bedroom) has occasional problems with the signal being dropped (the signal from the router has to go through 2 walls and a ceiling - no I cannot resite either the pc or the router).

I've been researching range extenders and think a D-Link DWL-G710 will do the trick.

Now the thick question - do I just uninstall the usb network adapter on the PC and then install the D-Link? I'm presuming that the range extender has a stronger signal than a usb adapter?

  ade.h 19:50 29 Aug 06

No, not at all; the range extender will re-route the signal between the router and its clients - as a middleman if you like. click here for the product page with manuals and specs. The Quick Install Guide is worth reading now.

  TomG 20:47 29 Aug 06

now i'm a little (well 6 foot) confused - does the extender actually need to be connected to a pc (except for setup)?

  ade.h 20:48 29 Aug 06

No, once you've configured it, it will just sit there like a wireless router.

  TomG 20:56 29 Aug 06

Thanks ade.h - a plain english one line answer! :=)

  ade.h 20:59 29 Aug 06

That's not often possible when talking about networks!

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