HGA7T Antennas

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Router_Newbie09, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Router_Newbie09

    Router_Newbie09 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi there,

    I recently purchased some HGA7T antennas, hoping to boost signal to a PS3 about 15m away, They don't seemed to have done anything at all though.

    The signal only needs to go through about 2 insulated walls but there seems to have been no improvement at all.

    My question is where these antennas not designed to go through walls but rather made for large open spaces? are the insulated walls the problem?

    Any ideas on how I can improve signal? (The router is positioned in the corner of the house)

    Thanks in advance:thumbup:
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what router do you have? if you have a WRT54G v1-v4 or WRT54GL v1.x you can use a 3rd party firmware that allows you to increase the signal strength.

    remember however, wireless signal is two way. send/receive. you maybe able to send at a higher signal strength but the other end (your PC) will need to be boosted also.

    also check the article here.

  3. Router_Newbie09

    Router_Newbie09 Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks, I am running Tomato firmware and have increased Tx power, but still nothing.

    Those free antennas look good though, Thanks :)
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Use a graphical signal strength tool such as Netstumbler and play with antenna orientation as well - foil backed partition walls can be good wifi blocks!
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