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Re: OT: wifi antennas



On Tuesday 27 January 2009 20:52:31 Rick Stevens wrote:
> Paul Smith wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Could someone please advise me regarding USB antennas to improve the
> > reception wifi Internet signal?
>
> A wifi antenna doesn't normally connect via USB, but via a screw-on
> coaxial connector (a smaller version of what you find on cable TV boxes).
>
> Hawking makes a number of different external antennas which seem
> to work fairly nicely.  Make sure you get one compatible with your
> wifi setup (e.g. 802.11A and 802.11B/G use different frequencies).
>
Also, I believe that some really only work with matching hardware.  I added an 
Edimax antenna to my router, and it actually gave slightly less signal than 
the router's own antenna.

Anne

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