Solved Do Wireless Bigger antenna do much?

October 24, 2012 at 18:36:38
Specs: Windows 7
Hi

I am trying to create a link between my house network and my friends next door.

I am able to connect to his router and or him to mine. But in both cases the signal is poor and slow for data transfer and sometime just dissconnects.

I have a TK-link antenna its like 10inch tall.

If I switch the one on my router will that make things better?

or I have a PCI wireless card I could switch the anteenna on.

Any info would be great

Thanks


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November 2, 2012 at 11:45:39
Hi Everyone,

So After some playing around I got all my answers.

To clear this up. Most routers have a stander 4-5 inch antenna for wireless G ( 2 -3 of them for wireless N) there screw on and off quite simply.

This product:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/...

and ones like it are simply a bigger antenna. Depending on the setup it may help a little , or alot
For me. When I put this on my friends router. (access point) It did very little...
signal went from 15% to like 20%

However when I replaced the antenna on the wireless PCI card It went to about 50% and after I moved it around, (came with some cable before the base) I was able to get 80%

So depending on the setup this is what these things can do.



#1
October 25, 2012 at 01:02:46
Don't go messing about changing antenna or you could end up breaking something or make reception even worse. What you need is a "signal booster" which looks like a router. Also referred to as "range extenders": http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=pd_lp...

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#2
October 25, 2012 at 16:52:00
Sorry phil22 I think you might be off on this.

I have this "http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=217&model=TL-ANT2405C"

and

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/...

Every router I have seen ,and PCI wireless card have antenna that wind off . It seams to be stander ( Also all PCI card wireless adapters you have to take the antenna off to install them)

I am wondering how well these product work. I doubt they break stuff

A signal booster is a idea, but for the setup I would have to run an extenetion cord and build a dog house to put it in on the front of my lawn.

Cheers


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#3
October 26, 2012 at 07:22:08
The following site shows a variety of outdoor wireless antennas. Both omni directional and point-to-point type. You might want to look at something like that instead.

If it were me, I'd find something PoE capable.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
October 26, 2012 at 15:48:27
10 inch tall sounds like a VHF antenna which will do nothing for the UHF frequencies that wi-fi uses and may well make things worse. You need an antenna that is specifically designed for use with wi-fi.

Size does matter and bigger is not always better.

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&gs_n...

Stuart


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#5
November 1, 2012 at 19:10:56
Hi,I highly recommend you use a high powered access point like the AMPED WIRELESS! AP20000G! I have it it and has HARDCORE COVERAGE! I can stream videos from around 200ft away from the access point! my netgear wireless router struggles at around 50ft. LOL. I love it

http://www.ampedwireless.com/produc...


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November 2, 2012 at 11:45:39
✔ Best Answer
Hi Everyone,

So After some playing around I got all my answers.

To clear this up. Most routers have a stander 4-5 inch antenna for wireless G ( 2 -3 of them for wireless N) there screw on and off quite simply.

This product:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/...

and ones like it are simply a bigger antenna. Depending on the setup it may help a little , or alot
For me. When I put this on my friends router. (access point) It did very little...
signal went from 15% to like 20%

However when I replaced the antenna on the wireless PCI card It went to about 50% and after I moved it around, (came with some cable before the base) I was able to get 80%

So depending on the setup this is what these things can do.


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