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Old 11-16-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've had trouble with my new computer. It wa built for me at a local store. Aside from off and on wifi connection to the Internet, I'm very happy with it.

My thinking is that I need a better wifi card. I don't trust the guys at stores, so I thought I'd get your opinion. I don't care what it costs.

BTW, I'm already using a little nano booster as an antenna.

Also, My wife's computer is doing very well -- it's one of those HP All-in-one computers where the monitor and puter are all one unit. There's one wall separating her computer, and it's roughly 30 feet from the source.

My computer, when it's connected, usually works well, even if both doors are closed.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What about boosting the wireless source's transmitting power? Instead of 23mW, kick it up to 70.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I had no idea I could do that. How?
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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How far from the router are you? Doors have zero affect on a wireless signal unless they're made of steel.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I had no idea I could do that. How?
Go to www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router and download their firmware for your router. You will find an option to increase the transmit power.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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What about boosting the wireless source's transmitting power? Instead of 23mW, kick it up to 70.
While keeping in mind that the router can overheat and fail if you do that.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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While keeping in mind that the router can overheat and fail if you do that.
Not at 70 mW, at least not Linksys.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is netgear. BTW, I did do a bit of Googling. Saw a gadget that you plug in to an outlet one one end and into an outlet to the other puter. Sounded cool to me.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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power line networking, I use one for my slingbox and it works well.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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power line networking, I use one for my slingbox and it works well.
I think there is phone line networking too.

http://www.google.com/search?q=phone...ient=firefox-a
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