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Standalone WiFi booster? Answered

 Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew of a project out there for boosting a WiFi signal.  I don't mean a parabola on the antenna of the router, I mean something that sits in another room, receives the signal, then boosts it and sends it out again.  Not sure how feasible this is, but I figured it was worth asking.  Also, I'm up for a bit of a soldering challenge :)

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knuckel

8 years ago

try taking out the antenna and spiting it in to two, one will remain in the original place and the second will be on a wire that goes in to the other antenna in your room, witch you can make out of a can with coper wiring wraped around it or, a old fishing pole with wire wrapped all the way around it as the second. worked good for my radio.

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thenoviceoof

8 years ago

For posterity, if anyone else is wondering how to do this, you can get any router with a dd-wrt install to do this, either by making it a repeater or repeater-bridge. Search for details, shouldn't be hard to find.

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interactive3

8 years ago

 I don't know of any projects, but the Apple Airport Express does that... But I just read that it only extends the range of Apple Wireless routers even though they work with Macs and Windows machines.