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Wireless reception---how do I improve it?


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#1 taly

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:12 PM

Is there anything to improve a laptop's reception? My boss' house is very large. I don't dare think about asking this psycho-anal person to move the router or its antenna even a millimeter.

Is there anything I can do to the laptop?

Just curious for future application: Would changing router antennae improve reception?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

Changing it, maybe. Depending on what type of Router it is (Normal, G Speed, N Speed), adding an antenna may help. What connection does your laptop support? Is it a 802.11b/g/n? Or just b/g?
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:54 PM

Oh no, there must be absolutely NO CHANGE to the current router, its components, or position. My boss' demeanor would be hellish for weeks, at the mere suggestion. It usually is, actually, but I prefer when it's directed at others. I do my best to stay in good favor.

No, my only options are those I might make to my laptop. It's b/g.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

Is there anything to improve a laptop's reception? My boss' house is very large. I don't dare think about asking this psycho-anal person to move the router or its antenna even a millimeter.

Is there anything I can do to the laptop?

Just curious for future application: Would changing router antennae improve reception?


Yeah you can get a hardware that is strengthening the signal. You just pug it into a power point, and it will improve the signal around it. Like as if it was a new router.

There is no software or something for this. You just need hardware solutions.

The most funny solution for this is to get a USB wireless adapter (that you would normally plug to your USB drive). Then you get an USB extension cable (a long one). Plug the extension cable to your computer on one side, while you put the other side of the extension cable closer to the router (area with better signal), then you pug the USB wireless adapter to the extension cable :-D

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

Something like this: Hawking’s Sumpreme Wi-Fi Range Extender

I have no personal experience with this specific device, nor endorse it. But know people who have used versions of them to varying degrees of success. I show this only as an example of what could potentially work for you in this situation.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

Merci, tout le monde. I just ordered a Belkin USB adapter. I just need a little improvement.

If that's not enough, I'll check out the Hawking's.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:18 PM

Merci, tout le monde. I just ordered a Belkin USB adapter. I just need a little improvement.

If that's not enough, I'll check out the Hawking's.


I know Merci is a set of chocolate bars :-) And what does tout le monde mean? ...

Btw. please do post back how you will solve it.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:25 PM

For the record: Merci, tout le monde. Means, Thank you, everyone.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

For the record: Merci, tout le monde. Means, Thank you, everyone.


Merci beaucoup !
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