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[*] Post 378263 posted on 29-5-2009 at 23:18 Reply With Quote
Using Wireless Antennas



Do any of you have any experience with using external wireless antennas?

I want to replace the crummy one that came stock with my new FiOS router and attach an amplified bi-directional antenna to the outside of my room's wall in hopes of boosting the signal clear across the house.

As of right now the signal BARELY gets to my kitchen which is appx. 80 feet from my room (where the router is).
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[*] Post 378305 posted on 30-5-2009 at 10:50 Reply With Quote


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Do any of you have any experience with using external wireless antennas?



Yes, I use some of the ones from solwise. Easy enough to install as long as you get the correct connector to match your router socket.

If you place the antenna a long way from the router make sure you use very, very good cable sice the attenuation loss in cheap cable ruins any potential gain of using a decent antenna.

Also consider if you want directional or unidirectional.

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[*] Post 378307 posted on 30-5-2009 at 11:05 Reply With Quote


Another option and arguably better is to use a signal booster. I had to install one yesterday in a old granite house that signal could barely be seen beyond 10ft in any direction. I put the booster in the downstairs hall near the roof and they've got a good signal in most of the rooms upstairs.
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