improving range, signal strength for WMP11
jakob at free.fr
Sat Apr 27 07:39:54 EST 2002
so I installed my Linksys WMP11 Mini PCI card as an access point on a OpenBSD
3.1 box. It has screwed-on, directible, external antenna which is covered with
protective rubber, it seems.
It sits under my desk in the office which is at one end of my house. When I am
on the first floor, on the other end, signal strength and link quality get
amazingly weak. Admittedly, there are a couple of concrete walls in between,
So, my question is not so far about how to improve range with line of sight,
but rather how to get a better signal/link through walls. I guess putting up a
pringles antenna wouldn't really help, or would it?
Thanks for any insights or pointers you may have for somebody with an extremely
limited knowledge on antennas.
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