Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM
"If you're upgrading to a faster, stronger wireless router, don't chuck your older Wi-Fi box. With the magic of DD-WRT, you can turn your older wireless router into a range-expanding Wi-Fi repeater to cover everywhere you need a connection. The advent of wireless home networks grew slowly in the past decade, but reached the point at which nearly every home with a high-speed connection had a wireless router that shared Wi-Fi connections throughout the home. Now Wireless N has become the standard at electronics retailers, promising faster connectivity with your wireless devices, faster transfer and streaming speeds between devices, and better connectivity. So what's to be done with your home's first wireless router?"
Lifehacker has published an article on how to use your old wireless router to increase the range of your wireless signal about the house. This is something I have done in order to get a decent signal in to the back garden so I can sit in the sun with that glass of wine, my laptop for some light browsing and some music playing. This article does require that you have a compatible router with the required DD-WRT firmware to make it work, but if you have it, then this is a great way to expand your wireless network to those area's where it's weak.