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Need to boost internet wireless received signal

  1. #1


    DJW Guest

    Need to boost internet wireless received signal

    I have a wireless Internet connection and am running Windows Vista
    Home Premium edition on a HP Pavilion dv6500 notebook computer. I am
    now at a summer location that has a number of cottages. My broadband
    transmission connection is at one end of the group of cottages. I am
    having problems getting connected via wireless at the furthest
    locations from the wireless source. I have to physically move closer
    to the transmitter/receiver and then after I make the connections am
    able to move almost to the furthest cabin and continue to surf the
    net.
    Is there a way via something I can put externally on the notebook to
    be able to boost the received signal into the computer. What are my
    options? I do not see any connection for an external antenna on the
    laptop. Is there something like a repeater that I could place half way
    between the source at one end and the last cabin? The best solution is
    if I could get some sort of PCMCIA card with an external antenna and
    amplifier. Does such a card exist?


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  2. #2


    freddy Guest

    RE: Need to boost internet wireless received signal

    DJW,

    Yes, you can install a PCMCIA wireless adapter, but I don't know whether
    your performance would improve over what you already have. These wireless
    signals have limitations. You can start your search here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...less&x=16&y=29

    In addition, you can use a booster device. I'm sure the above website has
    such boosters available. At the site, just do a search. Also, google is a
    good way to find products.
    --
    freddy


    "DJW" wrote:

    > I have a wireless Internet connection and am running Windows Vista
    > Home Premium edition on a HP Pavilion dv6500 notebook computer. I am
    > now at a summer location that has a number of cottages. My broadband
    > transmission connection is at one end of the group of cottages. I am
    > having problems getting connected via wireless at the furthest
    > locations from the wireless source. I have to physically move closer
    > to the transmitter/receiver and then after I make the connections am
    > able to move almost to the furthest cabin and continue to surf the
    > net.
    > Is there a way via something I can put externally on the notebook to
    > be able to boost the received signal into the computer. What are my
    > options? I do not see any connection for an external antenna on the
    > laptop. Is there something like a repeater that I could place half way
    > between the source at one end and the last cabin? The best solution is
    > if I could get some sort of PCMCIA card with an external antenna and
    > amplifier. Does such a card exist?
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mac Guest

    Re: Need to boost internet wireless received signal

    You could try simply re-orienting the transmitter and/or its antenna...

    Is there any line of sight from transmitter location to where you want to
    receive? If so move the transmitter to such a window area... going through
    walls is your problem...

    "DJW" <ddwr@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1182874898.090981.44920@u2g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    >I have a wireless Internet connection and am running Windows Vista
    > Home Premium edition on a HP Pavilion dv6500 notebook computer. I am
    > now at a summer location that has a number of cottages. My broadband
    > transmission connection is at one end of the group of cottages. I am
    > having problems getting connected via wireless at the furthest
    > locations from the wireless source. I have to physically move closer
    > to the transmitter/receiver and then after I make the connections am
    > able to move almost to the furthest cabin and continue to surf the
    > net.
    > Is there a way via something I can put externally on the notebook to
    > be able to boost the received signal into the computer. What are my
    > options? I do not see any connection for an external antenna on the
    > laptop. Is there something like a repeater that I could place half way
    > between the source at one end and the last cabin? The best solution is
    > if I could get some sort of PCMCIA card with an external antenna and
    > amplifier. Does such a card exist?
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Mac Guest

    Re: Need to boost internet wireless received signal

    Perhaps something like this with a USB extension cable to your window?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833164015

    "freddy" <fkirschen@tidalwave.net> wrote in message
    news:B52BB97C-6B2F-48A7-BE0A-B73AC099A023@microsoft.com...
    > DJW,
    >
    > Yes, you can install a PCMCIA wireless adapter, but I don't know whether
    > your performance would improve over what you already have. These wireless
    > signals have limitations. You can start your search here:
    >
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...less&x=16&y=29
    >
    > In addition, you can use a booster device. I'm sure the above website has
    > such boosters available. At the site, just do a search. Also, google is
    > a
    > good way to find products.
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "DJW" wrote:
    >
    >> I have a wireless Internet connection and am running Windows Vista
    >> Home Premium edition on a HP Pavilion dv6500 notebook computer. I am
    >> now at a summer location that has a number of cottages. My broadband
    >> transmission connection is at one end of the group of cottages. I am
    >> having problems getting connected via wireless at the furthest
    >> locations from the wireless source. I have to physically move closer
    >> to the transmitter/receiver and then after I make the connections am
    >> able to move almost to the furthest cabin and continue to surf the
    >> net.
    >> Is there a way via something I can put externally on the notebook to
    >> be able to boost the received signal into the computer. What are my
    >> options? I do not see any connection for an external antenna on the
    >> laptop. Is there something like a repeater that I could place half way
    >> between the source at one end and the last cabin? The best solution is
    >> if I could get some sort of PCMCIA card with an external antenna and
    >> amplifier. Does such a card exist?
    >>
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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