How to extend signal from a router

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Dad had relocated our WRT300N router at the attic since he moved to a room in the 2nd storey of our home.  Since then, I've been having wireless connection issues on my laptop, which made research very slow.  What's worst, I am losing the Internet connection from time to time!  How can I extend the signal of the router?  Are there factors I need to consider?

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How to extend signal from a router

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Here are 10 tips from Microsoft at the link, that might help you: 

Of the 10 tips from the link above, try the ones that are least expensive first. Such as relocating the router to a more central location. The attic it seems to me is too high, and it's signals will definitely meet a lot of obstacles on the way to the ground floor (where I assume you must be using your laptop and getting a weak signal). 

Place it somewhere on the second floor, where there is the least amount of obstructions especially metallic objects.  Second thing to try is to change the channel which you can easily do from the router's web interface.  Lastly, buy a high-gain antenna.  These are fairly inexpensive as compared to upgrading your wireless equipment.

Hope this helps!

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How to extend signal from a router

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  • Getting a Range Expander would solve your problem.  Since a Linksys router is what you are using, pair it with a Linksys Range Expander. Please refer to this link as this would help you check your router’s compatibility with the range expander’s model WRE54G v3. 
  • The software of your router must be compatible with the range expander.  In some cases, you might need to do firmware upgrade on the router.
  • Also, Linksys technical support is open 24/7. You can call them through this number 1800-LINKSYS so that you’d be walked through in configuring your devices. Once device is within warranty they offer free technical support.

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