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Re: OT: wifi antennas

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.


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