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Old 02-18-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Alright, here's my situation:

I recently moved my desktop PC to my room from the office (about 30 feet, thin walls). Only problem now is, I don't get a signal from my router. (well, I do, but it's too weak to even use) I also have a 360 hooked up to the monitor, and now it doesn't get a signal either.

If I buy a Hi-gain antenna for my PC, will it "repeat" the signal for my 360 to pick up? Or will I have to buy the antenna AND a repeater if I want both?
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:32 AM   #2
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I think an antenna would boost the signal enough for both your computer and the 360. I had major problems with my network when I installed a new computer a few rooms away (almost no signal), but the problem ended up being Vista and NOT my signal.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Can anyone else verify if an antenna will be enough for a good signal? Also, what did vista have to do with this? That makes me nervous since I plan to upgrade soon.
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Default Re: Question about general wireless networking.

u should just buy one of those antennas for ur router that will direct all the signal in the direction of ur 360 and comp, that is unless u have a laptop or something.
this sorta thing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833164110

unless thats what ur talkin about now?
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Question about general wireless networking.

A wireless repeater could also work. A little bit more expensive, but I've had pretty good luck with repeaters:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833203004
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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The repeater seems a little too complicated for me to set up...


If I buy that antenna, wouldn't it "repeat" the signal for my 360 to pick up anyway?
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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