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How to improve wireless signal

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FLY3R, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. FLY3R New Member

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    Does any one know the best way to improve the signal streagth, of a Linsys wireless G router to a computer using a pci adapter?
     
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    I suggest moving the antennas you have around, getting better (aka high-gain) antennas, and otherwise removing obstacles between the router and PC.
     
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    ive seen replacment antenna kits at bestbuy and walmart (go figure) to replace the 4db antennas with 7db ones i think..
     
  4. drade

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    i reset my router, and it gives me better speeds at times...
     
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    Oh yeah one more thing...change the wifi channel. I get like 50% signal on channel 5 as opposed to 20% on channel 11. There are all sorts of crazy tweaks, play around.
     
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    yea.. Myself I have a amd turion laptop, and it gets an amazing signal all around the house (with the first srx router when they were a little over 200$). All I did was take out the wep, change channel, put a different key channel, and I was set..
     
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    K, so with mine, I have the antenas wrapped in aluminum foil... makes them work better.
     
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    wow all goo ideas I'l have totry it with mine as well.
     
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    Thanks guys for all your imput. I have tryed putting the rounter in mutlible spots, even going as far as attatching the PCI card antena to a wire with an alegator clip, helped a bit. I think im going to just go ahead and get a booster.
     

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