On Tuesday 27 January 2009 23:28:17 Rick Stevens wrote: > Anne Wilson wrote: > > 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. > > Most of the add-ons are highly directional (mine are, but I want them > that way). That may also play a part. I did know that, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get a good result. I think it was a mis-match, somewhere along the line. I have a couple of Edimax PCI cards. Maybe when I have time to play I'll experiment and see if they get a better result. Anne
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