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Old 02-02-2009, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a USB wi-fi adapter for my desktop computer and alot of the time a signal is really hard to get because my router is around 30 feet away in another room. How could I increase the signal on my USB wi-fi adapter?
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Umm, I didn't even know you could do that. Are you joking?
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Satelite cone to concentrate the signal on the router. Using foil make a tight cone and aim it at the pc in question it will massive reduce signal from any other direction. You can also buy a new antennae for it. Yes you can overclock wifi adapters intel use to have a utility to do this to there wifi cards I usually used it to save power.
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Ok well I can do what you suggested saltynay because the router is right under my dads computer and we theres another one to the side of it. Is there anything I could do to the USB adapter itself?
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Buy a USB extension and get it as far away from EMF devices and metal... That is rather helpful sometimes...,
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umm ok I'll try it get one once I get some money, but in the mean time is there anything I could do?
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saltys idea sounds good and crazy, but just crazy enough to work. also go to walmart and get a usb extension cable, those arent too much money, shoud be like sub $5.
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Do you think I could do what saltynay said, but put it on the USB antenna instead of the router?
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hmm, probably wont work like intended. best bet is to put it on the router. not the usb stick.
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