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Old 08-27-2008, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Amplifying wifi signal to get UMA to work?

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Hello.

I moved into a new place where I share wifi with my landlord and the wifi is located two floors from mine and the signal is weak. It is good enough for my laptop (50%) but not for my T-Mobile Curve where wifi works barely once in a while.

Is it possible to put a second router in my apartment to amplify the signal so that my phone wireless also works? Will this also help UMA work as I don't have a cellular signal either? I used UMA all the time in my old place and it worked great on a Linksys WRT54G. Can I use my WRT54G as some kind of repeater (I mean that in the "I don't know what I'm talking about" sense)?

We have a D-Link-655 in our lab and I have never been able to get UMA to work with that either even though the signal is 99%. Any other pointers on why UMA may or may not work would be appreciated. I have already tried resetting some of the things like RTS threshold and beacon interval as recommended on many other posts.

Thanks!
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