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I need some advice about a home network I am trying to set up. I will be moving to BT business broadband very soon and will be getting a business wireless hub.
I already have a linksys router which I have in my lounge downstairs. This connects to 2 games consoles (one wired and one wireless) in that room. In the office upstairs, I have 3 computers connecting wirelessly to the Linksys router (this signal can range between 1-4 bars of a possible 5 depending on the time of day)

I wanted to know if it is possible for me to put the BT wireless hub in the office upstairs to use it as a repeater so that i can then use VoIP by plugging a phone in it and to connect the laptops to that router wirelessly in my office, while leaving the linksys downstairs. So effectively the linksys will send the signal to the BT router and this will then give signal to a phone and 3 laptops.

Thanks in advance
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Well, you might be able to do this with a wireless range extender, but that's not what I'd recommend.

First off, you can orient the antenna on the machine on the lower level horizontally to maximize the signal strength upstairs.

The BT hub MUST be connected to the ISP in order to use the routing and VoIP features, so it'll be the one that is the source.

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
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