[Wolves] Increasing wireless coverage

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Tue Jun 1 09:38:58 UTC 2010

On 01/06/10 10:03, Adam Sweet wrote:

> What I would like to know is what would be the best way of doing that.
> Signal booster? Omnidirectional antenna? Wireless repeater? Can anybody
> recommend which would be a better bet and suggest a piece of kit for the
> job? I have no experience of the best way of doing this or the kit involved.

Currently have the same issues Adam, I had to move my router to the main 
phone point by the front door which meant loss of wifi signal and 
interestingly poor CAT5 connectivity too.

Signal strength in my front room is down to 36-42% Hannah can no longer 
"get on the network" from her bedroom Monique however can. This is due 
to her being right above the router and the signal being able to go 
through plasterboard and floor boards I imagine.

I have invested in Zyxel 
5 port switch which has fixed the CAT5 issue (Rubbish 4 port Netgear HUB 

I shall be taking delivery of the wireless access point today so can let 
you know tonight/tomorrow it that has improved the wifi signal.

TBH all these 'Hi Gain' antennas are generally pointless its the *walls 
fault* the signal just refuses to go through them, you may get a slight 
increase if you're lucky enough to get some coverage slip round the door 
etc, but to be honest you're better off getting some cheap access points.

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