[Novalug] Router signal strength
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 13:17:04 EDT 2008
It's a desktop with a PCI wireless card.
On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 13:12 -0400, Ed James wrote:
> If your "machine" is a laptop, and if it's using a built-in wifi
> card, I'd suggest trying (yeah, annoying, I know) an external
> WiFi client device, one with it's own power supply (yeah, annoying,
> I know). Hopefully, you can borrow one to try, before actually
> needing to buy one.
> Ed James
> Quoting Charles M Howe <cmhowe at patriot.net>:
> > List,
> > Friday night I got a Hardy Heron installed on a machine. Wireless
> > worked, but the gap between my machine and the router was just a few
> > feet.
> > But when I get home, it doesn't work. This can probably be attributed to
> > what is between my router and the machine -- on a different floor and at
> > least three and maybe as many as five walls to go through. What advice
> > can you give me? As I see it, the possibilities are: (1) more powerful
> > antennae (the router is a Linksys); (2) move the computer so that the
> > signal would go from one floor to another and through just two walls;
> > and (3) use wire, requiring drilling holes in the floor and maybe a wall
> > or two.
> > A second DSL modem and router probably isn't an option. When I bought
> > this house in 1999, I got a second physical line installed, from the NID
> > to my basement office and got a second line, for dialup only. Then, when
> > I dropped dialup and got DSL I discovered that the only place I could
> > hang the DSL modem was on the new line inthe basement office. The rest
> > of the wiring was too old to be useful. (Julia Christenson explained why
> > this was the case. The house was built in 1960 and extra wiring was put
> > in, probably by owners.)
> > Ideas and possible solutions gratefully accepted.
> > Charlie
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