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Router advice needed

 

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Username: Attywsw

Groveland, FL USA

Post Number: 4
Registered: Aug-08
My parents live across the street and have internet service. I do not.(cheap) I need a router that will go about 1/4 mile and through cement block walls. Do I attach the router to their computer or to my laptop? Do I need an amplifier or just a good extended range router? Recommendations?
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1201
Registered: Oct-07
The router should be on the parents side of the street.
You'll need a heck of a setup at the laptop end, too.
Look up this::

http://www.cantenna.com/

You need to line it up real good to work, but it drastically extends the range of wireless stuff.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15593
Registered: Jun-04
actually if their across the street you wont have to go that extreme you might just need a wireless dongle to do the trick
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 2256
Registered: Oct-07
Sean,
Scott is down the road. He also said 1/4 mile. This is a pretty ambitious distance for a wireless router.
I had trouble getting one of those dongle 'n' things to work and the linear distance was about 25 feet.
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