increasing wifi strength???

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  1. MSTRMOO

    MSTRMOO Active Member

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    are there any software meathods to increase my wifi range on my laptop? i want to find out before i go the hardware route..
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Higher-end WiFi cards come with software that lets you adjust the signal strength, but most likely it's already set to the maximum strength to start with.

    Try putting a better antenna on your wireless router.
     
  3. Peyomp

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    There are PC Cards with higher output than normal - about 200mW (or is it mA? I suck at the physics), and there are antennas.

    www.radiolabs.com is a good place to start. I've used their stuff, and it solved my range issues.

    There was a long thread by my about this a month ago, if you can search and find it. In this forum.

    I ended up getting a 9dBi antenna and a USB wifi adapter and its ok. But I still ended up getting Verizon's data service last night.
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Well, the voltage is going to be the same on any of those cards, so the distinction between mW and mA is more or less irrelevant. That said, I'm pretty sure they measure power output in mW and signal amplitude in dB*m.
     
  5. Peyomp

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    Uhhhh, yeah. Anyway, some cards have more broadcast porer dan oters.
     

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