[Lvlug] Boosting a home wifi network
chris at kutztownlinux.org
Mon Jan 15 11:58:09 EST 2007
Signal strength can be significantly reduced by certain types of
material. Some siding, pipes, heating ducts, etc. I'd try moving the
router first and figure out exactly what is reducing the strength in the
first place. Boosting the signal is possible but it is much easier to
just move the router, even a few feet in some cases if something is in
Stuart Boreen wrote:
> Speaking as a Ham Radio operator, the best thing to look into is a
> better antenna. If this isn't a draft N router, there should be
> directional antennas that could improve the transmission of wifi
> signals and the reception from the apartment.
> I actually have a single Hawking ha16sd from a set of 2 that I am not
> using if you want to try it...
> Some routers have 2 antennas and would need a kit of 2 antennas for
> best results.
> Also, moving the router to right by a window may help.
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:02:55 -0500
> "Scott Ferguson" <scottwferg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Been searching a bit and I can't find a simple yes or no to this
>> Is it possible to extend or boost a simple home wifi network? My
>> have an apartment across their driveway that they'd like to give
>> internet access via their rangemax Netgear router that's on the third
>> of the main house (overlooking the apartment) and while it does
>> reach, it's
>> very slow. My knowledge of setting up a wireless network is somewhat
>> limited, but my guess is that maybe there's a way to add a router to
>> the mix
>> purely as an AP to give the apartment a quicker route to the
>> internet. Any
>> "I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell."
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