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Can I Boost My Wireless Network Connection?


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#1 proton

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:28 PM

hi
i run a caravan site and i have recently instaled a BT BUSINESS HUB 2700HGV for my house but i have a chap tht has a laptop for when he stays at his mobile home (which is pitched up about 50 feet away from my house) he wants to connect up to the wireless internet but the signal is touch and go and i was wondering if their was a way of boosting the wireless strength so that the chap (and many others close by) can connect up with a good signal?
many thanks
matty

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:03 AM

This can only be achieved by either adding a more powerfull aerial to the wireless router or to use a wireless repeater. This acts as like another wireless tranmitter that can be loacted closer to the other users to add greater range.
Try a more powerful aerial first as these are cheap from ebay and the like and they will add as much as 6 to 9db. Sometimes even more than that.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:57 AM

hi projectfocus thanks for your reply but my router doesnt have an external aerial it only has an internal aerial so i dont think i can put one on my router and the chaps laptop has wireless built in to it so i dont think he can put one on but please corect me if im wrong and could you please tell me more about the "wireless repeater" can any "wireless repeater" be used with any wireless router or does it have to be a perticular one for th router and laptop?
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:13 AM

Here is a example

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BELKIN-Wireless-G-Ra...1QQcmdZViewItem

but try any wireless range extenders. Google search will bring up a few options.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:58 AM

hi
the chap with his laptop came down to my caravan park this week and he was testing where he could get a signal and he found when he stood outside of his caravan he had a good signal but as soon as he went in to his caravan it disconected and could not be found! so he was wondering if it could be the caravans alaminium shell that was sheilding the signal so that he can not access the connection?
if this is true would it help if he got a "D-LINK DWL-G122 WIRELESS 54G USB ADAPTER" (or simlar) and stuck it outside of his window would that then enable him to access my connection in his caravan?
sombody please reply many thanks
matty




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