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Signal Drops to 2mbps with Extender

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I have a D-Link Range Extender. I also have a Belkin N-1 Router connected to my modem. The problem is that my house is too long for the N-1 Router to connect. It actually doesn't go any further than my 2Wire G router that I had previously. So I got a D-Link Range Extender.

The Dlink sucks I'm pretty sure. To configure it you have to make your IP address in the 192.160.0.X range to connect to it. Then select the network you want it to connect to. Problem is - up until this stage I'm recieving Excellent Signal and 11.0mbps. Then as soon as I select the Belkin Router and it signal fades in and out of 1 bar to 2 bars and I get 2.0mbps. That is...until I open a browser and I lose signal all together...

Any suggestions? If the N1 actually had the N range I'd just buy a N card for my desktop and solve the range problem. But the N1 range is no better than a G.
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Actually, I prefer boosting the original signals and not trying to get a store-n-forward extender working.

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 couple of examples.

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

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna
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