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How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

Morning all,

Does anyone know or have suggestions on how to boost an incoming wifi
signal - I have to go out on the balcony to get online, which kinda sucks
in the cold !!

Just fetched a jar of Carte Noir yesterday from France and have forgotten how nice it is......EF and Caffeine...ahhhhhhhh (still bleedin cold though)

Thanks
Ian
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Old 06.02.2009, 10:21
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Re: How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

Hi Ian

Google "Wifi repeater" or "Wifi extender" and a wealth of DIY projects awaits you:

http://www.google.ch/search?source=i...ter&meta=lr%3D

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Re: How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

Or get a booster to boost the RPSMA antenna of your wireless device - picks up signals over 1km on a good day unobstructed with a good line of sight.
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Re: How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

Another option is a more powerful Antenna like http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-pr...rmy&prod=5483b

In the past I had a Wireless network over USB with a friend, and the range was JUST too low, unless I put my PC in my Kitchen Window, but it was not really a solution to sit at the stove and surf, and move the PC when I had to cook.

Solution:
1) Buy a USB Extension cable.
2) Eat 1 tube of Pringle Chips.
3) Make a hole in the Bottom of above mentioned Tube.
4) put USB Cable through hole, and connect to USB Wireless Stick
5) direct Pringles Tube towards Access Point

The Shielding from the foil inside the Tube makes it work like a directional Antenna, and for me it gave JUST what I needed to get my PC out of the Kitchen, and back in the Living Room

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Re: How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

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Another option is a more powerful Antenna like http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-pr...rmy&prod=5483b

In the past I had a Wireless network over USB with a friend, and the range was JUST too low, unless I put my PC in my Kitchen Window, but it was not really a solution to sit at the stove and surf, and move the PC when I had to cook.

Solution:
1) Buy a USB Extension cable.
2) Eat 1 tube of Pringle Chips.
3) Make a hole in the Bottom of above mentioned Tube.
4) put USB Cable through hole, and connect to USB Wireless Stick
5) direct Pringles Tube towards Access Point

The Shielding from the foil inside the Tube makes it work like a directional Antenna, and for me it gave JUST what I needed to get my PC out of the Kitchen, and back in the Living Room

Doc.
Love it Almost makes me wish I needed a booster just so I could try it out. Actually sod it, I might give it a try anyway
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Old 06.02.2009, 11:19
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Does anyone know or have suggestions on how to boost an incoming wifi
signal - I have to go out on the balcony to get online, which kinda sucks
in the cold !!
Trying to improve your piggyback reception..? I made a homemade parabol once and it was amazing how many wifis I could see with it. Look through Google, there's lots of sites with simple plans on how to build them.

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...+wifi+receiver
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Re: How to I boost an incoming Wifi signal

Thank you all for the suggestions, highly appreciated !

Shall go surf whist eating the wife's pringles (they taste sooooo much better) I knew watching Blue Peter and those bad boys at Magpie would pay dividends one day .....30 years later but hey !! and it only dawn on me last year that a Navatooby Trove was secret 'never to be told' ??

For the more observant of Basel residents I can be spotted opposite the Kaserne tram shivering on the balcony whilst I get a better signal.

Cheers
Ian
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