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Increasing signal strength of netgear WGR614

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Anonymous
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June 6, 2004 4:21:58 PM

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Can someone point me to a way to increase the signal strength of my
netgear router (WGR614)?

Or, is there a way to increase the ability of a laptop to pick up a
weak signal?

Thanks for any help you can give.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
June 7, 2004 12:55:34 PM

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<gustavo glenmorangie> wrote in message
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> Can someone point me to a way to increase the signal strength of my
> netgear router (WGR614)?
>
> Or, is there a way to increase the ability of a laptop to pick up a
> weak signal?
>
> Thanks for any help you can give.
>
>

As far as I can see there are a number of ways of answering this ..

1 move the 2 devices closer together ... or reduce the number / thickness
of any obstructions ... perhaps relocating the WAP?

2 Put a higher gain antenna on the WAP (not sure if this is possible with
the WGR614) ... either omnidirectional, or directional, depending on the
possible locations of the laptop.

3 Add a repeater unit ... located somewhere between the laptop and the
router/WAP...


I have a vague recollection of something called a "leaky feeder" which I
think was used in mines to allow radio to work underground ... I wonder if
that principle could be used in this circumstance ???

Could, say, a house's radiator system, or indeed the mains wiring be used as
a leaky feeder for wifi?

Regards

John
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