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Tue, Oct 18, 2011 12:50 AM

Routers and Home Networks

I bought a laptop just before I switched from cable to att.  I was hoping to be able to use the laptop all over the house.  My problem is that I can only log on to the internet if I am about 10 feet from the desktop.  If I am going to do that, I don't really need a laptop.  I want to use it in other parts of the house.  I have talked to att and everyone I can think to ask and no one seems to have an answer for me.  What do I need to do to get a signal all over the house?

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twowheelin

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11 years ago

If possible locate your wireless router in a central and/or upstairs location. If this is not an option try using a Linsys/Cisco E3000 class router for improved signal strength with the option of using an external antenna.  The router will plug into one of the wired ports on your 2wire and should be set to a different subnet. (i.e. 192.168.0.x instead of 192.168.2.x)  There is an option on the 2wire Settings|LAN|IP Address Allocation for setting up the second router.

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