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#1 The_Buzz

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:09 AM

I am trying to set up a wireless network between my home computers to play lan games. I have a DLINK DI-824VUP+ which has a small inbuilt antenna. I am trying to network with a computer downstairs but the floor is 8inch thick concrete and I cant get a signal. The guys at Computers Online are suggesting I use two directional antennas but before I buy them I want to know if they will actually work. Can anyone tell me from experience if this is going to solve my problem?

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 11:26 AM

You might want to play around with this before buying one:

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#3 Eric Bland

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:59 PM

For about a $100 you could update to wireless G router and PC card. It is a more expensive approach but will have better results.


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#4 athlon64fx

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:45 AM

nice also try a pringles can! lol!

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 06:50 PM

You may want to use a couple of repeaters, too. Newer versions are wireless and simply plug into any wall outley. D-Links offers them, too.




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