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    secrecyguy
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    This may sound like a very stupid question...

    I have a router in the basement of my house and would like to be able to use MY wifi in my room on the upper level. Does someone make a device to repeat the signal that I can get to give me better reception upstairs?

    (edited: I was asking a illegal question so I have changed it.)


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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Well, these can be very expenisve...

    Buffalo WLA-G54C wireless repeater bridge Reviews. Wireless Access Points Reviews by CNET.

    This one from buffalo retails for over $125.

    You could technically buy another wireless router and "bridge" these together (setting up one as a DHCP server) and using the other as an access point... but for that you would need two connections to form the bridge.

    So, you might as well buy a wireless extender if it's too much trouble



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    When you set-up 2 routers to repeat its called wds mode so you must have routers that will run wds.

    What you are asking is not that hard to do. You need to explain your equipment better. All you may need to do is upgrade to a better antenna on your router or angle the antenna some. They make all kind of antennas today to add onto many different routers.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    If you spend a bunch of money to get your neighbour's WiFi coverage working in your house, he could encrypt it the next day... so be careful (unless he is giving you permission and will give you consistent access).

    A good wireless card with an external antenna will help you and be useful in other places. If you insist on going down this road, that's your best bet.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    you can also buy poe devices through your house power lines you can run networks.

    Buy Powerline, Powerline Adapter, Ethernet Bridge, USB Powerline Adapter at Newegg.com

    I don't believe anyone was talking about getting wifi from someone else.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Well... he could technically set up and ad-hoc wireless network as well...

    (And it does say he everything is going on in his house, so I think he's trying to use his own internet )



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robb4248
    Well... he could technically set up and ad-hoc wireless network as well...

    (And it does say he everything is going on in his house, so I think he's trying to use his own internet )
    Sorry, you are right - there was a very similar thread only the guy was using his neighbour's WiFi. My bad.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim
    Sorry, you are right - there was a very similar thread only the guy was using his neighbour's WiFi. My bad.
    Yeah, it did say that before until someone point out it was illegal so I changed the question.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Yeah, it did say that before until someone point out it was illegal so I changed the question.
    Not illegal

    It is only illegal to crack and use a WEP or WPA secured wireless network (Class 3, $50,000 fine - Up to 5 years in prison). It is not against the law to use an unsecured wireless network unless your LOCAL laws forbid it.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robb4248
    Not illegal

    It is only illegal to crack and use a WEP or WPA secured wireless network (Class 3, $50,000 fine - Up to 5 years in prison). It is not against the law to use an unsecured wireless network unless your LOCAL laws forbid it.
    Don't forget, not all of us are in the USA

    Canadian law is pretty similar. It is illegal to break into a secured network but not to use an unsecured one.

    The same laws that apply to your own connection apply to using an unsecured one, of course.



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    Re: repeater for home wireless network?

    That's why it's best to set up a MAC Address routing table for your wireless network



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