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My wifi will only work inside buildings

The wifi on my computer will pick up perfect signals from wireless routers but will not let me connect with them unless i am in the building with the routers. it wont let me connect outside the building though

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Wireless has limited range and can be affected by walls, doors, glass. Some models of routers if they have removable antenna's can be replaced by highgain antenna's which can drastically improve your range.

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