terrible signal reception

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terrible signal reception

Postby siluff » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:44 am

Hi everyone,

I've got a room in the house that seems to have terrible signal reception from my home's wireless router.

I a wireless usb network card to connect to the router. There's no antenna, so I pretty much just move the USB cord (around 3 feet) around to get the best signal.

Is there any way to increase reception on a USB adapter that doesn't have an antenna?

I don't care if it looks stupid, like wrapping the thing in foil, or whatever. It's not like anybody's going to see it.

Thanks
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Postby kostyanj » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:36 pm

You can try making a directional antenna for it. Make a satellite dish shape out of some tin foil and put it behind the receiver pointing at your access point.
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Postby wmorri » Thu May 15, 2008 10:27 pm

I don't know if you have thought about it, but you might be able to get longer antennas for your router itself. It all depends on your router.

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Re: terrible signal reception

Postby shifty » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:47 am

First, what type of router do you own

Second, what type of adapter do you have (brand/model)

Thirdly, what speed is the router, and how far away is the room,
also where in the house is it in relation to the router
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