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By pmfturner ·
I have a Netgear DG834G v2 fitted to my home PC, which is a Pentium 3 operating on Windows 98SE, broadband.

The reception around the house is poor, but having had a look at the little stubby aerial on top of the router, the connection looks just like a standard co-axial aerial connection. Can I extend this to improve reception around the house with either a proprietary accessory, or with just an odd bit of aerial cable ?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Router Reception

You could place a different antenna on the device. See some ideas here:

http://www.freeantennas.com/prod01.htm

You could also use a repeater. Several companies offer them. Some ideas from Microsoft on the subject:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspx

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by ctrservices In reply to Router Reception

Linksys has a range expander that works quite well http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?childpagename=US%2FLayout&packedargs=c%3DL_Product_C2%26cid%3D1130267578138&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper

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by jdclyde In reply to Router Reception

move where you have the access point will also help you. It should be in a central location, and often on a ceiling or wall will help too.

Doesn't look like this is a model that has a removable antenna so you would have to feel comfortable taking it apart and possibly even with a sodering iron.

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