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Fixing WiFi Dead spots

Discussion in 'Networking' started by petercraig, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. petercraig

    petercraig Thread Starter

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    I thought I'd pass this on since this site has been really helpful to me. I've had perpetually intermittent wifi connections to my wife's computer in an upstairs bedroom. Our wireless access point is down stairs in my office. A friend of mine tipped me off to the availability of high gain antennas for Linksys (and Dlink, I think) gear. The original equipment antennas only provide about 2 db of gain. The high gain replacements from Linksys (HGA7T & HGA7S) are 7db and Radio Shack sells 5.5db ones (P/N 278-844 & 278-845). I installed the 7 db antennas on the access point and a 5.5 db antenna on my wife's desktop. Performance has been incredible. Installation is a snap. Areas where I could never a signal on my laptop now work like a breeze. The Linksys ones are available on Amazon. Radio Shack is cheaper.
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  2. Bob Cerelli

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    It's an easy fix that has been around for a while now. Glad you found it and that is solved your problem.
     
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