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extending wireless modem range?

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Just wondering if there is a trick to extending the range of a wireless modem/router, in this case a Belkin 2.4GHz, 802.11g. I'd love to surf in the shed but I'm a few metres short. Any ideas?

If not, can anyone suggest a modem with a good range? I didn't mention, we're on acres so about 100 metres would be good.

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By "tricks", I assume you mean DIY type things?

Type "Antennas" in the search bar, and click go. That will show you several ideas. Some seem to work, at least by the comments left.. and I have tried one out for myself, and it did work.

Its funny, I just made a post asking something similar.. we are one in the same. Except I'm just trying to extend the range from inside my house..
Actually, most Belkin routers don't have removable antennas. I'd get one that does have a removable antenna and then use the following types of products if more range is required.

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
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