My daughters moved out of college for the summer into a student hostel. They have a wireless network but her room is furthest away and the reception is very poor. She can only just see the network to log on but it keeps dropping out when ever she tries to do anything - her laptop works fine closer to the transmitter. Her laptop does not have a SMA plug so she can't use a higher gain antenna. Obviously she can't put in a repeater so what are her options to improve reception?
I've got a spare netgear DG834G router, would it be likely to get better reception? Or how about the DG834 with a better antenna?