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[OM] Re: [OT] Dealing with weak wireless network signals

Subject: [OM] Re: [OT] Dealing with weak wireless network signals
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 07:23:02 -0400
Thanks for the replies.  I do carry a 15 foot Ethernet cable with me and 
have had occasion to use it twice.  I didn't think about ordinary high 
gain USB adapters.

Chuck Norcutt

Nathan wrote:
> The Linksys adapters mentioned by Moose work great. I have an older  
> model, because my home office is quite far from the access point in  
> the living room. It makes a big difference. I have never needed to  
> travel with it, but it is certainly small and portable enough.
> 
> Many of the hotels I have stayed in recently have had an Ethernet  
> port in the room instead of wifi. It works great and is faster, of  
> course. I now carry a short cable with me when travelling, just in case.
> 
> Nathan
> 
> On 27-mei-2008, at 7:41, Moose wrote:
> 
>>
>> There are a number of USB WiFi adapters, some of which have antenna or
>> antenna-like designs that you can move and direct. Here's another.
>> <http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item- 
>> details.asp?EdpNo=2659052&CatId=2688>
>>
>>
>> Come to think of it, I have a ZyXel version sttting in a box, waiting
>> for the old desktop to be set up in another room. Maybe I'll try it  
>> out
>> with the laptop to see if it works farther away than the built-in  
>> antenna.
>>
>> Moose
>>
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