wireless router question

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  1. -Shaggs-

    -Shaggs- Member

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    Will signal strength change if I point the antennas downward on my router. My router is upstairs and I get on my laptop downstairs, so will this affect the signal at all?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    anyway to stop the random signal drop offs?
     
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    get a better antenna, or more likely a better pcmcia card, jury rig a bigger antenna to it, try dropping speed or enabling robustness features.
     
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    also check your cordless phones / microwave etc to see if that might be causing dropouts
     
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    make sure you don not have 802 authentication enabled. I had that problem where it would drop then reconnect i disabled that and had no problems. Try that if you are using windows xp. You should be able to change this by going to Network Connections and going to properties on your wirless connection. From There edit the properties of the profile for your wifi network. The setting should be on the second tab in the profile properties box. This may also work in windows 2000 and others, i just have xp in front of me atm.
     
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    the authentication is not enabled, wasn't running the microwave or talking on my cordless phone. I might try a bigger antenna though. And btw I am running XP home edition.
     

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