Any good "how tos" on bosting wireless strength?

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  1. Tosh

    Tosh Active Member

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    I have a netgear router and want to boost the signal strength for wireless.
    Any advice on antennas or mods would be appreciated!
     
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    don't recommend it. "boosting" signal will also amplify noise.
     
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    I have heard that if you take a pringles can and cut the bottom off and put that over your antenna it helps. I have not done this myself yet but my friend that told me about it tried it and could go down the street and still get a great signal that he couldn't before :dunno: can't hurt to try.
     
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    lies. It's a 2-way street. You can't just increase access point range.... the client must also be able to send back to it.
     
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    What if the Router can't transmit as far as the computer can? then you could boost the routers range and the computer should still be able to communicate with it.
     
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    a modern router will out-perform a standard client
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    don't bother with a boosting antenna or a cantenna. i would either position the router in a different place or get a repeater
     
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    A good omni antenna is your first bet (and for your two way street: a better antenna will be more sensitive to receiving signals.)

    Also look at devices which could cause interference.

    After that WDS or better access point (some are just generally shit)
     
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    Get a really high gain antenna and a 1W inline amplifier.
     

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