Re: extending range of wireless signal
well, either google: cantenna
or buy 2 cheapish routers, wireless g is fine, and use 1 as a repeater, or better yet just buy a repeater.
id personally choose the last option. although something like a cantenna and positioning the router perfectly is just a cheap and possibly very effective way if you have time to p**s about
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