Cheap way to bost wireless broadband signal ?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by cfdh_edmundo, 11 July 2008.

  1. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    Hi, my wireless broadband router is downstairs and my PS3 and Xbox are upstairs.

    When I play on the PS3 online and move the machine downstairs it plays fine, but anyting upstairs can have connections problems (slowness, connection dropping etc). I think it's because the distance is bigger (about 10 meters instead of about 2 meters).

    Can anyone think of a cheap way to boost the signal so I can play it upstairs ?

    Also, linked to this my Router is a BT Voyager (year of manufacture is about 2001 / 2002), has wirless router technology advanced a lot since then ? Should I just get a new router to solve the problems.

    Any help / advice would be great!

  2. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    get a big cat5 cable and run it upstairs
  3. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Yeah a new router with better range would be the safest bet imo.
  4. FlawlessCowboy

    FlawlessCowboy Stunted

    5 July 2004
    Coventry, UK
    I have a Linksys Wireless ranger expander on my upstairs landing. It boosts the signal on my laptop / 360 from about 1 bar (my 360 doesn't even work online if its turned off) when off, and a full signal when turned out.

    My router is a Linksys though so I don't know how well it would work, if at all, with a different make of router

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