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    Hello,
    Why ar?..
    I have my linksys wireless router and adapter like 3m away from each other and my neighbours wireless signal, not enrypted btw.., is just as strong,at times stronger than mine!

    How can?
    Not one but 2 neighbours!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firestone
    Hello,
    Why ar?..
    I have my linksys wireless router and adapter like 3m away from each other and my neighbours wireless signal, not enrypted btw.., is just as strong,at times stronger than mine!

    How can?
    Not one but 2 neighbours!...
    they went to buy a 14dbi ones.. den point at your direction... nice neighbours...

    or... simply... both of them put the routers against your 2 walls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    they went to buy a 14dbi ones.. den point at your direction... nice neighbours...

    or... simply... both of them put the routers against your 2 walls...
    muaahaaaa.... where's the place? i'm bringing my laptop there!

    another explanation is becos there's no encryption. when i turn on either WEP or WPA for my wireless router, the range drops to pathetic distance in my house too. nowadays, i turn off encryption, and rely on disable SSID broadcast and MAC filtering for security. not as reliable and secure as encryption. but, good enuf for my purposes.
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    woah high gain antennas!!
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    check if the antenna of your router is loose

    and u may want to change the channel on both router and adapter to see if it helps
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    Other free internet surfing?

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    ur router wad gen 1 *linksys* because theres a hack which allows u to spread ur router range to 100m instead onf the normal 10

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    i'm refering to 1st gen - 4th gen. 5th gen dont have hack.

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    Change your antenna. Really does wonders for the range. Most wifi routers (at least the D-link and Linksys ones I've used) only come with a 2 dBi one. An OEM 5 dBi antenna is only like $30 but the improvement is fantastic. My furthest comp used to have trouble even maintaining a connection reliably without getting disconnected (ie, 0 to 1 bar) but after changing the antenna it now gets about 2-3 bars (out of 5).

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    how do you mod the antenna? i'm thinking of changing my antenna if it's easy to do so (without my parent's knowledge...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    how do you mod the antenna? i'm thinking of changing my antenna if it's easy to do so (without my parent's knowledge...)
    which brand is yours? if yours is linksys, might need to buy a pair...
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    Er, I must add that it isn't a lot of difference..eg mine 75%, there's abt same or 80%....

    BTW, my signal strength is average 75%, is this normal?
    But bare in mind this is almost 'line of sight'...

    Tink I'll check my antenna as suggested..thks

    But even if they use high-gain antenna whatsoever..through the walls so strong meh?...

    I might as well cancel my connection use theirs right? haha...kidding kidding... anyone here stays Toh Guan by any chance, lol...There's always like average 6 connections near me, average x2 no encryption...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firestone
    Er, I must add that it isn't a lot of difference..eg mine 75%, there's abt same or 80%....

    BTW, my signal strength is average 75%, is this normal?
    But bare in mind this is almost 'line of sight'...

    Tink I'll check my antenna as suggested..thks

    But even if they use high-gain antenna whatsoever..through the walls so strong meh?...

    I might as well cancel my connection use theirs right? haha...kidding kidding... anyone here stays Toh Guan by any chance, lol...There's always like average 6 connections near me, average x2 no encryption...
    if they place the unit just behind your wall, u think leh? den they buy the omni direction type, and point at your unit, thinking to prevent any radiation to them (ya some ppl are that *fill in the blank*)

    anyway, my block here also got free internet connection, and i notice alot of ppl connect to it, cos i went into their router, den check, wah the list damn long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    which brand is yours? if yours is linksys, might need to buy a pair...
    linksys 802.11G
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    linksys 802.11G
    how many antenna 1?
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    2 (two) (dua) (两个)

    (sry need to fill in 10 characters)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    how many antenna 1?
    i tot all linksys got 2? but even the WRT54G alone, there are already 4 or 5 revision.

    btw, i got this huge 5dbi USB wireless dongle in car (just plug to your USB port and use), guess why


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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    2 (two) (dua) (两个)

    (sry need to fill in 10 characters)
    den u buy the linksys 5dbi kit lah... tat time IT Show got offer wor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    i tot all linksys got 2? but even the WRT54G alone, there are already 4 or 5 revision.

    btw, i got this huge 5dbi USB wireless dongle in car (just plug to your USB port and use), guess why

    tonight i go see your car again... btw your car interior damn spacious wor...
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    My area's networks are all secured when i last check; can count 15

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