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Ask the Wi-Fi Guru, Episode XIII: DD-WRT All Over the Place

Mar 04, 2009, 01:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...and though it may be gnarled and curled from sitting in an office chair all day, it gives you courage--courage to look at the number 13 and say "ha" right to its face. So, let's start a new superstition instead. For example, if your wireless router blinks 7 lights at the same time, that means a black cat will break a mirror while walking under a ladder.

"Q: I have a weak signal from Optimum's Wi-Fi network on Long Island. I can access with my laptop when near the street, but I frequently lose signal, and would also not like to spend my time on the street(!). Do you know of a device, or a way to configure a typical Linksys router to act as a signal repeater for this type of situation? Also, this "free" service is available to Optimum Internet users (I am one at home) and they ask for a log in (e-mail address and password) when accessing the service. So, I guess it's really a two-part question: Can I configure a device to act as a repeater; and, can the service be "nailed up" once I am able to "see" the network through the repeater or access point? -- Mark"

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