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Srhenson
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-06-2009

Wireless Repeater? or extender?

I have a WRT54G router and a WVC200 camera (Wireless). I want to install my camera approximately 350’ away from my wireless router. Currently I do not have a wireless signal where my camera will mounted. I can get about 50' from my house and the signal drops off. I have tried two differant range extenders, and a LinkSys WRT610N router as well. Is there some type of repeater or do you have a better option for me to try.   Thanks for any help........ 
vai_fan
Posts: 2,766
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Wireless Repeater? or extender?

Try WRT610N router with an Access Point WAP4400N...
Srhenson
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-06-2009

Re: Wireless Repeater? or extender?

Thanks for the idea, Via-fan. A couple of questions though.......

 

1) This access point would be hard wired back to my router? Which would be very easy for me to do and would also be a clear line of sight to my camera location.

2) If it is hardwired back to the router, what is the advantage from my current router compared to this WRT610N router. I was told at Best buy when I purchased my WRT610N router, that since my camera was a G series that it wasn't going to help me all that much more than my current router ( I have taken it back and got a refundbecause I couldn't get it to work).

 

Does the fact that both pieces of hardware are "N", greatly improve my signal strength?

 

Thanks for you help...........

helm
Posts: 3,650
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Wireless Repeater? or extender?

Yes you will have Improved Singnal Strength using both the Devices.

Srhenson
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-06-2009

Re: Wireless Repeater? or extender?

Ok, sounds good to me. I'll pick both units up and give it a try.

 

Any idea what kind range I should expect to see, with the Access point hardwired back to the router and the access point on the outside of my house.

helm
Posts: 3,650
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Wireless Repeater? or extender?

It should give you the desired range...