Boosting wireless internet signal

Hi

Our router is on the groundfloor close to the phone socket, it's a BT Voyager 2110. The wireless signal downstairs is great, on the 1st floor it's ok, but if you are watching say BBC iplayer it can break up a bit. However on the 2nd floor which is a loft conversion it's not good at all, you usually have to walk around till you get a signal then it will suddenly drop you.

I know you can buy a booster, but I hav'nt a clue what to look for!! Anyone use one? Do they make a difference? Any ideas where I can get one and for what cost?

Thanks Guys

9 Comments

Original Poster

Thanks for that, cheaper than I thought will probably give one of them a go.

Tenacioust123

Thanks for that, cheaper than I thought will probably give one of them a … Thanks for that, cheaper than I thought will probably give one of them a go.



I might be wrong but i think you need both of these for it to work. The first one upstairs and the second one downstairs connected to your router by ethernet cable

Original Poster

Ohhhhh!! right I get it, I'm not blonde really...lol!!

dont get a booster, instead buy a wifi antenna you can connect to your routers ethernet port, it is worth the extra money and depending on what type you invest in will determain the stregth and range.

dcx_badass

It's called a Wireless repeater (or wireless bridge) not an antenna, and … It's called a Wireless repeater (or wireless bridge) not an antenna, and you recommended BT, you need to stop giving crappy info out Andy.


it is a wireless antenna, its job can be to repeat a signal netgear.co.uk/bus…php

bt is second best provider in the uk with virgin first, if bt is so crap thats why they rent out there hardware to other isp and phone providers, the same is said with virgin. you need to go away and do research or get a job in a technical related field.

Original Poster

Now I am confused (_;)
Edited by: "Tenacioust123" 27th Sep 2010

dcx_badass

BT own the exchanges and the cables, other companies don't really have a … BT own the exchanges and the cables, other companies don't really have a choice.Also the link you just posted proves you wrong, that antenna screws onto your router and is just more powerful than a standard one, it doesn't repeat anything.


other companies do have a choice, then can invest in street boxes and exchances but they choose not to due it it being cheaper renting so if there is a problem then bt or virgin has to pay for it to be fixed plus they also have to pay for maintenance, results in lower overhead costs for renting to.
you realy are a dumb ****, an antenna doesnt just screw onto your router, it can be placed indoors or outdoors to send or recieve a signal or do both.
pmsl you really dont have a clue, the antenna is taken the signal and repeating it again to send it futher than what the router could in the first place.
go to college and take up hardware/network you are clueless

Original Poster

lol!!
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