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Old 12-09-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default WiFi Range Problems?? SOLUTION!

Heres a nifty solution from my favorite people:
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-mak...extender-10200

Patrick Norton claims it almost doubled his signal.

Heres the link for the pattern:
http://www.freeantennas.com/projects...te2/index.html

10-12db of boost (hmmm boost...fitting?) for about .25 cents. Compared to $40 for a 7db omni antenna. I'LL TAKE IT!!
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I'm gonna do that.
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I'll have to try that after the winter. my back yard could use a boost
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Not necessarily a range booster (that reflector can have no gain) or a booster, but more a 're-director'. You'll have almost no signal to the opposite side.
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Not necessarily a range booster (that reflector can have no gain) or a booster, but more a 're-director'. You'll have almost no signal to the opposite side.
That'* definitely correct. I was just repeating Patrick Norton'* verbage, albeit incorrect
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Not necessarily a range booster (that reflector can have no gain) or a booster, but more a 're-director'. You'll have almost no signal to the opposite side.
so when I go in the back yard I'll direct it there
actually that would be everywhere since my router is in my front room
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you guys think my school would appreciate it if i did that?
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noob stuff!
get a WRT-54G and hack it, put some linux firmware on there and you can actually boost the signal (dBm) by 2x or way more
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Hmm... I used to be a big fan of wok-fi (A wok lid with a usb reciever taped to the middle of it on a camera tripod), but this looks a lot lighter lol. Perhaps I'll give it a whirl next time I need to extend a signal a few feet...
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noob stuff!
get a WRT-54G and hack it, put some linux firmware on there and you can actually boost the signal (dBm) by 2x or way more
Hahaha...things like DD-WRT (which I use on my LinkSys WRT54G btw) are alot different than this. Sure, you can bump up your transmit power (the default on a WRT54G is 28mW) mine is currently set @ 70mW (the highest recommended setting for many many reasons, but you can go up to 251mW I believe). But THIS is about FOCUSING that energy, as opposed to having it go 360 degrees. Vastly different concepts. Imagine boosting your tx power with this and focusing it in a specific spot = amazing.

But yea, for anyone who REALLY wants to turn up the juice, do something like DD-WRT, OpenWRT, Tomato, etc.
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