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03 Apr 2008
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hi all, does anyone know whether there is a USB wifi booster you can buy so that you can detect weaker signals and still use them?
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Nope.. Sorry.
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You really shouldn't be trying to steel your neighbors internet, its not good for your health!
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Na that would be cool though, I'd be able to move my consoles to the studio then rather than have to buy loads of gear to be able to use the ethernet ports lol
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hi all, does anyone know whether there is a USB wifi booster you can buy so that you can detect weaker signals and still use them?

Yeh I have the same problem, with my girlfriends PS3, mine is near the router but hers is in the upstairs study, the house we live in was once three houses and because it's old the walls are foot thick, end result she can't update the PS3.
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You need an access point or wireless bridge.
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Yeh I have the same problem, with my girlfriends PS3, mine is near the router but hers is in the upstairs study, the house we live in was once three houses and because it's old the walls are foot thick, end result she can't update the PS3.

If all you want to do is update the PS3 buddy, just download the updates on a PC stick them on a memory pen and transfer it to your girlfriends PS3:gr8:
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Do a bit of DIY! Cut a Pringles tube so it's about the length of your wireless router's antennae. The split this in half so it is like a skate board half pipe. Try and secure this onto your antennae so the open half is facing in the direction of where the other PS3 is and hope that this actually worked!
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You can but them (ebuyer.com may have some) but they cause lag The booster needs to recieve a signal, boost it, send it to the PS3, the PS3 then sends info back to the booster which then has to turn the signal back to the router and finally, off through the hole in your wall. Move closer to your router.
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Maybe trya bit of DIY? :gr8: - Boost your signal with some tinfoil!

http://lifehacker.com/software/how-to/boost-your-wireless-signal-with-a-homemade-wifi-extender-29636...
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If all you want to do is update the PS3 buddy, just download the updates on a PC stick them on a memory pen and transfer it to your girlfriends PS3:gr8:

Yeh thats what we are doing now, but in truth she would like to go on-line and purchase stuff off the store aswell as play online.

Pringles tube...I did something like that with a coke can, but that didn't work.
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Yeh thats what we are doing now, but in truth she would like to go on-line and purchase stuff off the store aswell as play online.

Pringles tube...I did something like that with a coke can, but that didn't work.

I know its abit annoying having to do it but what about when she wants to purchase stuff from the store she brings her ps3 down by the router connects to it and then download what she wants too. Only other suggestion is what we've done in my house. We have a 15m ethernet cable (actually might be 30 lol) anyway thats in the router, goes outside the house, up the house and into my bedroom, got my dad to drill holes through the house just so I could have a stable connection in my room :gr8:
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the wireless extender that i posted earlier works perfect, i have it in my house and it uses the internal wiring of the house itself. There is no lag or loss of signal
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the wireless extender that i posted earlier works perfect, i have it in my house and it uses the internal wiring of the house itself. There is no lag or loss of signal

oOoOo! i know what your on about, i'm buying that in a couple of weeks so I can set up the net in my studio, completely forgot about those lol good job enegron!
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