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<gustavo glenmorangie> wrote in message
> 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
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?