Boost Wireless Connection?

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  1. Atooraya

    Atooraya I'm here to rustle jimmies and chew bubble gum. I'

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    My brothers computer is in his upstairs room and he is getting low-very low connection on his computer, we want to find some sort of way to boost his connection up to high-excellent but dont know what to get....
    Sugestions???
     
  2. Atooraya

    Atooraya I'm here to rustle jimmies and chew bubble gum. I'

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    Atooraya I'm here to rustle jimmies and chew bubble gum. I'

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    anything else?
     
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    Well, something simple to try may be to adjust the antenna direction. I've noticed that since I use laptops, the antenna in the card is horizontal. So, by moving the antenna on my AP horizontal, I was able to match the polarity of the signal better, and my signal reception jumped up a fair bit. Usually desktop clients have their antennas sticking right up. You could try making them horizontal, so the antenna will send the signal down better. (Assuming it's omni-directional, which I think almost all residential APs are using)
     
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    I had a similar problem and I just bought a bigger antenna. Going up to a 6db will make a BIG difference. I went from very low to no signal to very good and excellent. It's worth the 30 dollar investment.
     
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    Atooraya I'm here to rustle jimmies and chew bubble gum. I'

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    ok will try to do that, and will also buy a bigger antenna

    it's a d-link 614+
     
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    That's exactly what I have. Got a longer range antenna from CompUSA for my mom's desktop that was across the house. Works great now, before it had no connectivity at all.
     

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