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Inconsistent signal strength between 3 different client adapters

We just deployed Aironet 350 802.11b radios (we had purchased them a year ago - long stroy why no 1200's :-) for our latest wireless lan project...

As we did a site survey - we were consistently getting a constant disagreement from our 3 cards. The building has a lot of cinder block. 2 of the cards beleived that they were losing as much as 30% signal through a weall - seemd to make sense.

THen I pulled up a third card in and it consistenyl reported 100% signal strength. While quality dropped off - signal strength barely wavered until I actually disassociated at the edge of the signal.

We got suspicious - but the card actually seemed to be better connected than the other two at the farther edges. We got suspicious that it was my laptop - but when we swapped cards - the 100% signal strength behavior alwsy forllowed the third card.

We're trying to round up more cards to try but this baffles us - anyone know if either the first two cards might have some radio power problems - or if the third card is majorly screwed up somehow (perhaps in a good way).

All three cards are PCM-352s.

Last question - is there a version of the AIR-ANT3351 still sold that's good as a "clip-on" antenna for notebooks?

Thanks!

- Ken

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Re: Inconsistent signal strength between 3 different client adap

From what I understand, the problem seems to be with the 3rd card, try if you can replace that.

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