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  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Well, I have my current PC, and my Xbox, wired to a wireless router here in my room. But, my parents have a Media Center Computer in the Living Room, and there are several walls in between my room (router) and the Living Room (Media PC).

    I currently have this for my Wireless Router (D-Link):
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=316

    And this PCI Card (Media PC) (D-Link):
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=308

    As you can see, they both only have on Antenna, and don't have good range, or they do, but not through walls.

    I saw on an Ad today that Fry's had a sale, so if I get this:
    http://shop4.outpost.com/%7BM13A2BjVTURN5v+JuigIdA**.node1%7D/product/4907361;jsessionid=M13A2BjVTURN5v+JuigIdA**.node1?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Will my range be better? and signal?

    Also, I saw that it is MIMO, will it work w/ the D-Link Wireless Router I showed earlier, or do I also need to get a Wireless MIMO Router as well? Both are 802.11G though.

    Thanks!
    -Azn
     
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    DI-524 is not MIMO compatible :(. You'd have to go through all the trouble of buying a brand new MIMO compatible router ($100 bucks or so). Since I know most people aren't willing to spend that kind of money on a wifi router, you could do some creative moving of things until devices are in range of each other, or you could buy better antennas :). OFF TOPIC- I think my DI-524 needs a whole new antenna socket, it kinda fell out after falling behind my desk a bazillion times :roll:.
     
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    So no one else can help me? I'm about to buy in like 30 min.
     
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    It'll be compatible, but only because it's broadcasting in 802.11B/G as well as 802.11 MIMO. The MIMO part will only activate if it can find an MIMO router. Sorry. My friend has had REALLY good luck with this antenna.
     
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    But won't the signal strength increase though, even if it's not in MIMO? And maybe later on, get an actual MIMO router, so should I just get a new antenna?
     
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    Meh, get on AIM, our postcounts keep getting larger :p.
     
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    I don't have AIM...
     
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    Hmmm fine, I just got mislead by your profile :p. Anyways, that MIMO thing won't help you nearly as much as a brand new antenna. MIMO is only good if you have both an MIMO router and an MIMO adapter, not one or the other.
     
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    Oh...ok. I had AIM (and still have the account) but I uninstalled it since I never used it much.
     

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