Why am I not getting a stronger wireless signal?

Dell / Dimension xpsgen5...
February 12, 2013 at 10:12:41
Specs: Windows XP, 2.53GHz/768 RAM
I have added a 14dBi Hawking wifi antenna to my Hawking router with a 10' cable. I placed the antenna in a short term location to see what kind of signal I would get... no improvement. I believed there would be an incredible improvement. So before I try to move the antenna to a permanent location, I want to see significant signal boost. What do I need to do? And for the record, the modem, router, antenna is all on the same wall as my large flat screen TV. Is this a problem location?

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February 12, 2013 at 10:19:24
So what is this antenna anyhow? Is it a signal booster of some sort or is it range extender? If it's a range extender then that would explain why the signal hasn't gotten stronger.

Best include the model in a repsonse so we can check for ourselves. Also, include a little info on why you're adding this antenna to your network.

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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February 12, 2013 at 11:47:15

What is your building walls made of?
Model of router?

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February 12, 2013 at 12:12:34
Yes, the model of the router would be helpful. I upgraded from a G to an N (nothing else was changed) & now get full bars on the 2nd floor rear of my house & 3-4 bars in my detached garage which is roughly 80 ft from the router (router is on 1st floor front). Prior to the router upgrade, I was lucky to get 1-2 bars in the garage & the signal would regularly drop out.

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February 12, 2013 at 17:48:51
The antenna from C.Crane is for wifi signal boost around my home and outside as well hopefully reaching my Dad's building 400' away. My router is a Hawking hi-gain wireless 150N with range amplifier. I was hoping to be able to use my tablet while further away outside, and maybe my Dad could use my wifi too. My walls are just sheetrock and outside is brick.

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