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Help..to extend wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by stormjai, May 19, 2005.

  1. stormjai

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    Hi

    I currently have a Netgear wireless ADSL router, with 2 computer attached via wires, and a laptop wirelessly.

    I want to connect via XBox wirelessly, and also laptop from upstairs.

    Signal is weak from laptop, so is there a way to extend range of wirless connection..eg will a second router be able to communicate with laptop and primary router.. or does does this sound stupid :confused:

    also, where do people recommend getting network cables(cat5e).. I want to use 15-20M ones. Also need to get gaming wireless connector for XBox..any recommendations..

    Thanks

    Jai
     
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    Netgear have a wireless ethernet adapter that works with the XBox. Most online resellers will do CAT5 cabling as do Maplin and PCWorld. New Netgear MIMO router is supposed to have much better range, haven't had a chance to try it yet though.
     
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    cable wise, there seem to be cat 5, 5e, 6, UTP, FTP, single core, stranded :confused:

    any major differences? or which should I stick to??

    sorry for such basic questions.

    Ta
     

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