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How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Dear Sir,

Please guide me how I can expand up my Signals ?

I am receiving signals from my upstair room

I need to be expand these via an antenna or any thing ,Please guide me how I can be.

http://cancee.com/vpn/Signals.JPG

Regards,

Hammad

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Sure, you can stick an amplifier on each side, or a bigger antenna (or a more directional antenna with a higher DB gain).

-brad

www.ccbootcamp.com

(please rate the post if this helps!)

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Dear Sir,

These Signals are Not Directional ,these are comming from normal DSL Router Modem,i.e Linksys,Netgear,

So I need some Antenna or some Range Expander which will work for me from all sides Like I will fix it with my PCI LAN Card and it will boost my signals.

What Lan Card I am useing Please see here .

My PCI CARD

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=306

My Friends DSL modem .

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1149562300349&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=0034939789B02

Thanks for your reply,

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Get a better antenna for your PC. That will make a HUGE difference.

You could also put a better antenna on the AP.

-brad

www.ccbootcamp.com

(please rate the post if this helps!)

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

To Connect an AP I think We must have to have a UTP cable ,and then I have to connect this .

Well Ok AP is Ok but tell me I need to boost up my signals without touching my friends pc or modem how can it is possible .

One of my Friend say that you have to buy a AP and then you will fix as Repeater and for this you have to know your Friends SSID and WEP key I say Ok I have all these things ,

But after this he say for this you have to Plug UTP cable in your Friends Modem this is so far from me as you see in picture ,And he say without touching my Pc if you can get more signals then Ok !

So AP will not work when you dont have any modem or router in Backbone.

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Try getting a better antenna for your PC. See if that solves your issue.

Check out this link (it has some options posted):

http://www.hdcom.com/links.html

-brad

www.ccbootcamp.com

(please rate the post if this helps!)

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Dear Sir ,

I am not useing any thing like Directional antenna, The sgianls are comming Omni type did you see ?

2nd I am sure that from your side what remarks I will get that will work 1000% and I dont want to make any experiment I need some 10000% advice or guideline .

So tell me now What I have to do ?

Regards,

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

GET A BETTER ANTENNA FOR YOUR PC. Get a bigger omni. Good luck!

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Yes Ofcourse but which one Every one knows this Plane going to US but your Ticket no one Pay :)

Well Sir Which model what Brend Please give all information Is it Ok see link below.?

Thanks so much.

Hammad

http://sa.netgear.com/Products/APsWirelessControllers/AntennasandCables/ANT2409.aspx

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Yeah, that one looks like a winner to me! That should definitely increase your range.

Please make sure and rate all my posts.

Have a great one!

Brad

New Member

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Thanks so much for your support,

Well one of my friend just send me this Device link pleae have a look and tell me whcih one is good for me as you see I have poor low signals.

Please chk which one I may Chose.

http://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/metroflex/

Or

http://sa.netgear.com/Products/APsWirelessControllers/AntennasandCables/ANT2409.aspx

Or

http://sa.netgear.com/Products/APsWirelessControllers/AntennasandCables/ANT24O5.aspx

Please clearify which one is BEST in RANG.

Thx.

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

My choice:

http://sa.netgear.com/Products/APsWirelessControllers/AntennasandCables/ANT2409.aspx

I dont know anything about the metroflex unit.

-brad

www.ccbootcamp.com

(please rate the post if this helps!)

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Yes indeed, an antenna adapted to your physical situation , a good site survey, cisco material (A.P., adapter and software [if properly configured]) are some of the paths to a better reception.

New Member

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

No I try buy yesterday an Antenna but no good success .

What I can do Please see Improvements.

Regards,

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

First of all guys we need to look at the root problem here. The wireless dsl router is probably of retail quality meaning it has a low powered radio with poor receive sensitivity. Compound that with the use of a poor client adapter (laptop) and you have a recipe for poor signal. Power doesn't equal quality of signal. You could increase the power ten fold and if the quality is still bad then the connection will be poor. Buy an enterprise class acess point, enable diversity (for multipath issues) and get a good quality network adapter for the PC. This will solve 90% of connectivity issues. If you still have problems look at the drivers configuration for your laptop card.

New Member

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Ok Sir !

Then What I have todo now ?

How to boost or Expand my Signals ?

Regards,

Hammad

Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Hammad,

As I said earlier. You can't really increase the signal. Energy can't be created. Only focused. You could use a high gain antenna but that will not help when you have no signal. You need more power. You get that with more power output from the radio. You need a real access point. Something like a Cisco 1242 with high gain antennae. That's it. Nothing else can be done that is legal.

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Dennis is right, but if you want to hack your way and break FCC regulation, you can try this:

http://lifehacker.com/software/router/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router-178132.php

Good Luck!

-Scott
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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

to all

I recently set up a home wireless system for a relative, using an inexpensive wireless router and USB Radio from hte saame manufacturer. It's performance was lousy untill i updated both the router and USD radio to the latest software, at that point the tha connection is solid. by the way the router is upstairs and hte PC is downstairs. the router is a draftN box running in G mode, the computer is a desktop sitting on the floor with the radio stuck in the front USB port.

Bill

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Dear Bill,

Same as per me I have also same setup My DSL Router is in Top Floor and my Desktop is in down stair and I am also facing signals problem .

Now what you are going to do?

Well I try certain experience different PCI and USB adapter and even Antenna also well share with me when you will get good signals and I am also trying here.

Hammad

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Thanks for your reply I understand ,Well you can see here in picture that I have signals low and I am connected with my HOST DSL ROUTER so in this case what I have to do what is useful for me .

Hammad

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Hammad

Agian with these products I can not stress strongly enough to install the latest drivers and firmware. both the router and card you are using should work with the latest software. i may have missed it but how far is it from your PC to the Router. as was mentioned before make sure the router is set to the highest power setting if the power setting is available.

Good Luck

Bill

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Re: How to Expand Wireless Signals Strenth

Thanks Bill,

It,s almost 90mm and What is power settings ,

Hammad

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