Home » Booster Antennas » How to make a Cheap WiFi Antenna Booster – Systm


Category : Booster Antennas
Do not lose your chance to get this rare opportunity!
* Discount only for limited time, Buy it now!



"This Best Selling How to make a Cheap WiFi Antenna Booster – Systm Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"

How to make a Cheap WiFi Antenna Booster - Systm

Patrick Norton Shows you how to make a simple WiFi antenna booster. See our latest episodes! http://youtube.com/revision3 Never Miss New Shows – Subscribe fo…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Question by Michael T: What’s the best way to boost signal strength of a wireless router?
I have a linksys wrt54gl router with a d-link dwl-g510 adapter. The router is in the room above me (although I wanted it 2 floors above me) and I’m getting a low signal. After some investigating, I found out the ceiling is the kind that has lots of metal strips to which plaster is applied. I’m wondering if there is some sort of signal booster or antenna that can blast though this metal shield above me.
Are there any recommendations on something that is proven to work? Can someone point out a specific product too?

Thanks,
Mike

Best answer:

Answer by networkmaster
Mike,
Well, there are things you can do, but there are things you need to be careful about. First, what is proven and sure to work is placing a 2nd wireless router on the same network on the floor where you are, that’s the ideal solution. If it’s not an option to run wiring to do this, then you’re stuck with some trial and error.

First, a signal booster won’t work, it’ll just give stronger reflections.

Second, in a situation like this, do NOT use high gain antennas. The reason is that they will focus down the RF energy coming out of the antenna, it’ll be shaped less like a doughnut and more like a pancake… so it will actuall send LESS signal in the up/down direction and your signal will get even WORSE upstairs and downstairs. You might also think you could use these high gain antennas, but tilt the antennas horizontal instead of vertical, but then half the RF energy is being shot into the ground, and the other half is just going to give stronger reflections off the metal in the cieling/floor.

Third, beware of using a wireless repeater, they operate on the same channel and because of the way the wireless protocols work, your performance is just about cut in half every time you add a wireless repeater. Still, if that’s not an issue, then consider using a Linksys WRE54G range expander. It may be trial and error on where to place it, to get between floors you might need to place it in the stairway, etc.

Finally, if it’s an option, try moving the existing wireless router around in the room above you, a central location is best. Sometimes only moving it a few feet helps because of things you cannot see like metal ductwork in the walls, etc. Also try changing channels, select channels 1, 6 and 11 in turn and see if one works better than another.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Wilson Certified Installer Program Surpasses 600 In First Seven Months
Wilson Electronics, LLC, a leader in the wireless communications industry for more than 40 years, designs and manufactures a wide variety of cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components that significantly improve cellular communication …
Read more on Field Technologies Online (press release)

Sprint Novatel Merlin S720 EVDO RevA with booster antenna
booster antennas
Image by brettstil

Wooww, nice product! I want to share this product!
facebook
twitter
stumbleupon
Delicious
reddit
Digg

Ops, no customers review for How to make a Cheap WiFi Antenna Booster – Systm


Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router (E900)

Check Special Price!
Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router (E900) Wireless-N technology uses multiple radios to...

Buffalo Technology AirStation High Power N450 Gigabit Wireless Router WZR-HP-G450H (Black)

Check Special Price!
Buffalo Technology AirStation High Power N450 Gigabit Wireless Router WZR-HP-G450H (Black)...

D-Link ANT24-0230 Xtreme N 2.4GHZ Indoor Antenna

Check Special Price!
D-Link ANT24-0230 Xtreme N 2.4GHZ Indoor Antenna VERSATILE PLACEMENT WITHIN YOUR...

How to change security password on Linksys router

Check Special Price!
How to change security password on router. most routers are like...

For all your Wireless Needs at the Lowest Price
Low Cost Wi-Fi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com