boosting wireless signal strength

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Are there some ways that I can boost the strength of the signal that my laptop receives as I move further away from the access point? I want to do it from the laptop, opposed to moving the access point or adding another one. I'm hoping there are tweaks of some kind that will help.
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    I can't think of anything short of an extra antenna.
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Maybe some kind of signal amplifier...never heard of anything like it though, only for GPS units
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    I''m interested in this too, but on my 802.11 dlink, there is no antenae input, so I can't hook up a shotgun.

    blacksmith, that's an interedsting website you have...if you also have 802.11 cards that come with some sort of shotgun, I'd be interested...feel free to pm or email me...thanx
  5. The same link

    take a really good look at the brand ORiNOCO............
    the antenna's sold have external capabilities :)
    work's really good if you install 'Network Associate's "Sniffer Pro 4.7" with wireless' :) if you know what about wireless networking its really good to have.....carefull with it, and dont make people hate you :p

    if you PM me, I can give you some more info on some interesting links and or Idea's .....Blacksmith