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Increase Wireless Signal @ the Wireless NIC?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by daygo140, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. daygo140

    daygo140 Network Guru Member

    I have this Belkin Wireless G card (http://tinyurl.com/5szc7). I need the card to receive the signal better. At first, I was receiving a “one bar†signal strength and the connection kept dropping out. Then I added these (http://tinyurl.com/deedh) to my WRT54G, flashed it with HyperWRT w/ tofu 12, and increased the signal strength on the router to 100%. This got the signal strength to 1-2 bars and the connection now DOES NOT drop out. So it helped. But I believe the teenie weenie little stock antenna which is smaller than a squirrel’s woody can be hacked to be able to pull more waves from the air. Upon installing the card I noticed a gray wire coming off the board that feeds to the antenna. I’m assuming by splicing into the wire or soldering onto the solder point is a step in the right direction. I am not sure what material or what to use.
  2. daygo140

    daygo140 Network Guru Member

    I returned the Belkin PCI Card and got a Linksys PCI Wireless-G Card and the signal is at a STEADY 2 bars and is at a STEADY 24Mbps. The other card got 5.5Mbps and dropped in and out. Also with the Linksys PCI Card the antenna is removable and seems to be the standard connection. The Belkin's antenna connection seemed to be unremovable and proprietary.

    So with that said, any add-on antennas that will increase the signal even more??
  3. daygo140

    daygo140 Network Guru Member

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