[clug] good (high gain) usb wireless?

Angus Gratton gus at projectgus.com
Mon May 2 19:48:31 MDT 2011

Hi Steven,

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 11:18 +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> I was helping a friend out with a wireless problem and they were trying to
> use a TPLink WN821N, ever other wireless device placed in the same location
> had enough signal to maintain a connection, however this tplinkk device
> constantly lost signal and connection and renegotiated.

It sounds to me like some kind of protocol incompatibility between the
WN821N (or its drivers) and the router, rather than a connection
strength problem.

Funnily enough, I'm in the process of upgrading my home wifi to 802.11n
and was looking at that same TP-Link module. If it's of interest, I'll
trade a high-gain external antenna 802.11g module for the WN821N. The
ones I have are noname dealextreme ones, but they have a common chipset
(rtl8187) and they've been working fine for me. Not sure if I still have
the driver discs if it's for Windows, though. Happy to trade back if
your friend has any problems.

No worries if you'd rather not. :)

- Angus

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