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Wi-fi help Hi all, is there any way to increase the range of my wi-fi reception..currently picking up at about 40-50 mtrs, but would like to increase to 200 mtrs..is there a gizmo yet for such a purpose?

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Make one of these. There is a video on youtube showing you how to make it: [IMG]http://i36.tinypic.com/2428osk.jpg[/IMG]

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You can try a USB dongle with higher range..like this one
This one is good for 100mtrs

Or you can try this. . .for increased reception.
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-a-wi-fi-booster-624321

assuming you want to boost your wi-fi signal from your router.

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Hey handym4n01,

The built - in wifi adapter of a laptop has only a range of 40 - 50 meters, but you could use a separate wifi adapter, an example of which is an usb wireless adapter where you could customize it. Have you ever heard of a "cantenna", it is just like having an empty can where you'd wrap it with foil and afterwhich you could put the wireless adapter in the middle of the can. An example image is posted below.. The can wrapped with foil helps boost the signal of the wireless adapter.wi-fi help - 197bc00.jpg

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Home wireless networks that are based on the 802.11b or 802.11g/n standards transmit their signal in a narrow radio frequency range of 2.4 GHz. Various other electronic devices in a home, such as cordless phones, garage door openers, baby monitors, and microwave ovens, may use this same frequency range. Any such device can interfere with a Wi-FI home network, slowing down its performance and potentially breaking network connections.

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