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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
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    The high gain antenna does increase the coverage by about 1.5x. Have been using it with my Linksys router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola
    Be careful, this range expander does not work with Macintosh. I did buy one to try, while the PC receives the signal (with WEP) fine, my Mac couldn't connect at all.

    The high gain antenna is abt $60+, a much better choice, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    Truth be told, i rather not do anything to my own router.
    In fact, it was my cousin who asked me to help him find out if there is anything out there that helps boost the receiving ability of his laptop you see...
    There isn't much impact on whatever you do on the receiving end. You can install a satellite dish on your laptop, but if the router signal is weak, you still get no improvements. I suggest you listen to the guys above and get a signal booster for the ROUTER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimalis
    Be careful, this range expander does not work with Macintosh. I did buy one to try, while the PC receives the signal (with WEP) fine, my Mac couldn't connect at all.

    The high gain antenna is abt $60+, a much better choice, IMHO.
    I thought it was mentioned that the high gain Antenna is $80 @ SLS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    Hey Ola,

    Just to check, do you know how much this product would cost @ SLS?

    Cheers.
    Hi Wolfgang,

    I think Fuwell is selling at $119.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy
    There isn't much impact on whatever you do on the receiving end. You can install a satellite dish on your laptop, but if the router signal is weak, you still get no improvements. I suggest you listen to the guys above and get a signal booster for the ROUTER.
    Ok... I reckon that could be worth considering.

    Thanks Michhy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
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    Just a long shot: Are you running a Linksys WRT54G older version (say v4 or older?)

    If yes, there's a simple way to boost your signal by changing the OS on your WRT54G to an open source firmware, DD-WRT, and then increasing the default signal strength (28mW)to about 100mW (can go higher but usually not recommended due to heat, esp. in our climate). Make sure you place the router in a well ventilated area. This is a cheap solution short of using better antennae. The signal boost might just be enough to give him a reliable connection.

    The other thing to do is to use another router to act as a relay to his laptop.

    You can read about DD-WRT here.

    There are versions of DD-WRT that can be installed on other routers as well. Read the wiki carefully though.

    New versions of the venerable WRT54G require a more complicated process to use the open source firmware
    Linksys now sells the hackable WRT54g at a higher price than the non-hackable one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    I thought it was mentioned that the high gain Antenna is $80 @ SLS?
    I've seen it at 60+, could be at Skylet. Do check again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola
    Hi Wolfgang,

    I think Fuwell is selling at $119.
    Alrighty, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    Ok... I reckon that could be worth considering.

    Thanks Michhy.
    At that price, why not just get another router to act as a rebroadcaster/expander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimalis
    I've seen it at 60+, could be at Skylet. Do check again.
    Sweet.. that should be within his budget.
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    My Acer Centrino laptop kept getting dropped connections with my router.

    I got the free Cable Gateway + PC Card wireless G package from Starhub for renewing my contract (which I had not done in ages), and everything's hunky-dory now. The Acer laptop built-in wifi is quite sucky.

    Would suggest avoiding the high gain antenna. There's enough cancer-causing radiation around already as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter
    My Acer Centrino laptop kept getting dropped connections with my router.

    I got the free Cable Gateway + PC Card wireless G package from Starhub for renewing my contract (which I had not done in ages), and everything's hunky-dory now. The Acer laptop built-in wifi is quite sucky.

    Would suggest avoiding the high gain antenna. There's enough cancer-causing radiation around already as it is.
    PC card you say?

    Ok... will go check it out..

    As for the cancer causing radiation, you are serious about that right
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    To use high gain antenna, you will also need a high gain card to get that extra range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola
    To use high gain antenna, you will also need a high gain card to get that extra range.
    You mean using this product,

    http://www.planex.net/product/wireless/gw-us54pro.htm

    requires a high gain card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    You mean using this product,

    http://www.planex.net/product/wireless/gw-us54pro.htm

    requires a high gain card?
    Yes ... something similiar.
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    You might try getting hold of an "access point" to boost the range.

    even an 11g one would give you an idea.

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    High gain antenna is best used outdoor to boost range. Higher radiation too. Not advisable to use at home. To get your neighbour to have wireless.... run a lan cable from your router and install a wireless access point at his house. This way he can have access and you do not expose yourself to longterm high radiation.

    Incidently, the highest long range antenna booster can be handmade. Using DIY stuff from woks to umbrellas... But you'd be flooding the area with radiation...

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