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Need to boost internet wireless received signal

#1
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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freddy

#2
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/Produ...&DEPA=0&Description=pcmcia+wireless&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?
>
>
 

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#3
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?
>
 

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#4
Perhaps something like this with a USB extension cable to your window?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833164015

"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/Produ...&DEPA=0&Description=pcmcia+wireless&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?
>>
>>
 

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