Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by FlabberJabber, Nov 11, 2004.
I'm pulling off of my neighbors PC...can anyone help?
Play with the antenna a lot. I find there's usually one position where it comes in perfectly, and everywhere else it barely gets a signal
90 degrees to the ground is hypothetically the best position -- but sometimes the chassis of the PC, and nearby microwaves and TV/CRT's can interfere.
I find for me it's usually nearly parallel to the ground, but since my wireless card is in my desktop, it's also about three inches from the ground and if I make it 90 degrees to the ground, the antenna is pretty much touching my PC.
playing with it now
I got mine on like a 45 degree angle
my laptop with no external antenna is sitting right by my desktop right now
laptop = 54.0 Mbps desktop = 11.0 Mbps
my notebook always gets better reception than my desktop... it all goes back to interference.
Technically a BTX mobo and case with the wifi card in the slot furthest from the CPU is the best solution as about 80% of the antenna is un-obstructed.
I like 45deg myself
and all my laptop cards get better recep than my desktops