Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I use a laptop HP G60 in a sailing boat in France. Difficulty is that the Orange France TX aerials are rarely producing a strong enough WIFI signal Inconsequence I have bought an6dBi Antenna with base to place in cockpit under spray hood when required together with a "high power 54Mbps USB wifi access point with detachable 5dBi Antenna. When plugging in the dongle via usb I expected it a substantial improvement and for its pilot light to light up. The shop who sold it to me say that it is not working because " I have not isolated the internal aWIFI aerial in the G60 laptop. Is this true or should such a dongle light up notwithstanding? Is it is so how do I isolate the internal aerial on a temporary basis? I cannot seem to find any literature telling me hoe to effect this. With thanks Colin Adams

Posted by on

  • colinadams Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks very much. Very Helpful


    Colin Adams


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,800 Answers

To put it simply what you bought is practically useless - the 1dB gain over your original antenna is negligible.. And the fact that it's not attached outside at the highest point of the boat hasn't helped.
What you need is a much more efficient antenna with a much longer cable that is directional and oriented towards the most powerful hotspot in the region. And you don't even need to pay for it, you can make it yourself as shown here
BTW the internal antenna from the laptop doesn't have any effect but it makes the managing of the wireless harder if it active so just deactivate it with the toggle button on the case. 

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

Testimonial: "Very clear and to the point. Thank you."

  • Azrael SRL Aug 21, 2010

    In that case would you be so kind to rate my answer accordingly?

  • colinadams Aug 21, 2010

    Very good indeed. Top rating


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Picture freezes or breaks up

free view or other device. freeview signal is not strong enough. if you have a booster on aerial change it for a new one. after awhile they weaken the signal and not boost the signal to the tv.also check cables. and aerial if looks damaged.

Oct 01, 2013 | Samsung LN Televison & Video

1 Answer

When i turn the wifi on my hp G60 gives me a blue screen

Reinstall wireless drivers please. Post result here. Thank you

Oct 24, 2012 | HP G60-230US Notebook

1 Answer

Why is my wifi signal not that strong

place your wifi router at the highest possible point on the wall. if it is still weak, see if you can adjust the tx signal strength on your router (some models allow that). post more details about your router so we can try to elp.

Sep 16, 2012 | HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio Sim-Free...

1 Answer

I have a HP G60-435DX notebook that will connect to my DROID phone but it will not get an internet connection


Aug 24, 2012 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

1 Answer

I have an hp g60 laptop I can't seem to get

Go down to the bottom right of your screen and click on your internet icon. See if it says connected or not....(looks like a staircase). Some wireless lights on laptops are orange....mine is.

Mar 13, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I need a user manual for my badger,dynacraft mkii bait boat

not much to it really .Left toggle forward for speed (get used to running boat slow before you drop bait,takes a bit of practise).Left toggle back opens hopper to drop bait and rig.(Adjust trimmer nearby so motor not running when toggle not operated, usually about 3/4 up) Right toggle for direction left/right (adjust trimmer nearby if boat sails left or right) Get used to just a quick flick of the toggle to direct the boat. Leave handset aerial one section short of fully up in case you sail out of range.Hope this helps

Jan 26, 2011 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

2 Answers

My laptop is connected to the internet but everytime i try to go online it gives an error message of: the internet explorer has stopped working,window is checking to see if it can solve it. whats wrong...

How are you connected to the internet? Sometimes when you're connected to the internet via wifi, the icon can show that you have a strong signal and that you're connected when you actually aren't. Optimum wifi does this often. Turn off your wifi, wait 30 seconds, then turn it back on.

Dec 07, 2010 | HP Pavilion G60-235DX notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides