How do I improve WiFi reception?

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  1. FlabberJabber

    FlabberJabber New Member

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    I'm pulling off of my neighbors PC...can anyone help?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    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 :dunno:
     
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    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.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    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.
     
  5. FlabberJabber

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    playing with it now
     
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    I got mine on like a 45 degree angle
     
  7. FlabberJabber

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    my laptop with no external antenna is sitting right by my desktop right now
    laptop = 54.0 Mbps desktop = 11.0 Mbps
     
  8. P07r0457

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    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.
     
  9. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    I like 45deg myself

    and all my laptop cards get better recep than my desktops
     

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