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The only other way to boost the signal is to disable the one built in and use a usb type adapter. They act more like antennas that way. If you have a pcmcia card slot on the side of your notebook there are come wireless network adapters out there that have an antenna on them as well.

Depending on what router your using, most routers can have their antennas upgrades as well.

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The only way to boost the signal is to upgrade the internal wireless card to a card with more range. Research the various Broadcom and Intel wireless cards and find one that meets the range you need. Most of the cards are interchangeable, so even though it may not have been offered for your machine, it will work, with the proper drivers.

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