Re: Antenna Recommendation
- From: "Daniel CLEMENT" <no@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 17:47:28 +0200
"Jim McColl" <j_a_mccoll @emMessSeN.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
> Greetings - I just set up a wireless Dlink DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter
> 802.11g on my daughter's computer in her upstairs bedroom last night. The
> signal is extremely weak to non-existant. I have been looking at a range
> omni directional antennas selling in the range of $15 to $30 U.S. which I
> would use to replace the antenna on the wireless NIC.
I had the need of an amplified antenna too. Instead of what they told me, it
had to be attached _to the router_ (thus it worked), NOT to the wireless NIC
(did not work this way).
The antenna is a Netgear ANT2405; all the equipment is Netgear.
> My main computer and
> the router (SMC Barricade) are in the basement of the house.
That's a two-floor distance? In my house I used a Netgear +5db antenna, just
good enough for the signal to climb up one floor... It could be enough if
you could place the router about mid-way between the two PC. Otherwise, +5db
might be too weak, depending on the thickness of the walls, ceilings... It
would be useful to test (maybe with a wireless laptop?)
> My questions before I thorough bad money after good are: am I likely to
> achieve a satisfactory signal if I installl one these. And is there a
> particular brand and model that someone with experience in this area could
One last surprise I had with my antenna: it just could not be used without a
cable (optional, of course), otherwise I was left with two male SMA
connectors facing each other -- this is smart from Netgear...
> Thanks fo any help
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