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Increase wireless signal for laptop

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December 4, 2013 6:41:55 AM

Hey,

When using my laptop in my room my signal drops pretty hard. I have a wireless router from my ISP and just my laptop with wireless network card inside.
What would be the best way to boost the signal strengt? An access point attached to the router (or laptop if possible) or a USB like network receiver to plug into my laptop (e.g. http://www.hardwareoutlet.nl/pages/shop/_imagesartikel/...)
a b D Laptop
a c 203 F Wireless
December 4, 2013 1:18:11 PM

You would get the best result by adding a wireless access point near your room that is connected with an Ethernet cable to the main router LAN port to LAN port.
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December 5, 2013 1:47:04 AM

RealBeast said:
You would get the best result by adding a wireless access point near your room that is connected with an Ethernet cable to the main router LAN port to LAN port.


That is a very good option. The only thing that I seem to notice when using cable is that it is less stable then wireless. E.g. if I would download some file with wireless, it would be a constant bandwidth download. When downloading on cable it fluctuates a lot :s. Doesn't make any sense since cable should be the more stable and faster way.
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a b D Laptop
a c 203 F Wireless
December 5, 2013 7:53:01 AM

SignalStrike said:
RealBeast said:
You would get the best result by adding a wireless access point near your room that is connected with an Ethernet cable to the main router LAN port to LAN port.


That is a very good option. The only thing that I seem to notice when using cable is that it is less stable then wireless. E.g. if I would download some file with wireless, it would be a constant bandwidth download. When downloading on cable it fluctuates a lot :s. Doesn't make any sense since cable should be the more stable and faster way.
Nope, that doesn't make sense if the cable and Ethernet adapters and router ports are working. You should get little to speed variation. The signal in the cable is far less susceptible to interference than a wireless signal.

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