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Remote Antenna Can I move the antenna away from the MI424WR-D wireless router and connect via coax cable. This to gain height and improve signal. If so what type of coax and connectors are to be used?

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I suggest LMR-400 cable, but generally most any coax cable will do. As far as your connectors, I suggest visiting RadioShack or The Source for these, remove your existing antenna and bring it with you to determine what N-Connectors you will need.

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It is possible that the cable to your antenna is broken somewhere. You have the right idea to start there.
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How to improve signal strength on a wireless network

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Move closer. That's not always an option though. Here are some tips to improve the range of wireless routers:

1) Locate the router higher in the building rather than lower (1st or second floor is better than a basement location).

2) Place the router in a location that will offer the least resistance to the signals - it is easier to pass wifi signals through gypsum board than it is for concrete / brick or walls with aluminum siding on them.

3) Change the antenna(s) on the router to a type that offers more gain. Typical router omni directional antennas offer 3dB to 5dB or gain - there are others that offer 7 dB or more of omnidirectional gain for reasonable prices. The antenna gain works for both transmit from and receive to the router.

4) if the device you wirsh to connect to the router is in one place, consider a directional Yagi antenna. These antennas concentrate the entire wifi signal in a direction that is 30 degrees wide and can allow the signal to be seen 5, 6 or even more times further in one direction - instead of being spread out over 360 degrees. These antennas cost a little more, but can solve the problem quickly.

5) Replace the manufacturer's stock firmware of selected routers with a 3rd party type such as DD-WRT or Tomato. Either of these will work with your Linksys WRT54G router. One of the benefits is the ability to boost output power of the wifi radio in the new settings the firmware offers. Read about both and decide if either is something you're comfortable doing.

6) Add additional wifi routers configured as a bridge or an access point to extend the wifi signal into an underserved area. DD-WRT supports bridging as shown here.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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How to improve wireless connection

Wireless signals often get dropped because the channels are congested or the signal is weak. Some routers / access points can scan for the least cluttered channel and some allow you to remove the standard antenna and replace it with a higher gain antenna.

Place the access point as high and as central as possible.
Try to use a free channel.
Failing that change antenna to high gain on router and PC.

(some laptops just **** at wireless no matter what you do, I have a dell m6500 that is useless on wireless)

Oct 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do you share a netgear router . my neighbor and i want to share the bill..

First, you'll want to do this wirelessly. Running a copper network cable (CAT5, etc.) between equipment (computers and other network gear) that is plugged into two different electrical systems (your house & the neighbor's house) is going to cause problems. The slight differences in voltage between these homes is going to try to equalize over the copper network wiring between the two homes. The points of connection will be the router in one home and the network device in the other (this can be the computer network card or other switch). You will be repairing and / or replacing these parts pretty often - especially after lightning storms. Of course, if you run fiber between the two locations, this voltage equalizing problem won't be an issue and the network will be very reliable and extremely fast. This is highly recommended but is also costly.

My suggestion is that you use a pair of high gain, directional antennas pointed directly at each other (if signal strength is an issue). The more gain they have, the better the wireless performance of the network and the longer the range will be (this is very helpful if you're more than 100 yards apart). Since the signal is concentrated in only one direction, it restricts the ability of the network to be detected all directions by those not it is not intended.

To do this, you'll need to utilize network hardware that supports the use of external antennas. This is accomplished by devices that have removable antennas, secured by threaded antenna jacks. You would disconnect the supplied antenna from the router, and connect a short length of antenna coax cable designed for this use (the shorter; the better) between the new antenna and the antenna jack of the router.

You would do the same thing in the second location, too. You would use the wireless signal utility to help you aim the antennas at each other. Once the highest signal has been found, secure the antennas in position.

This second location could be a single computer with the network card's antenna replaced - or, optionally you could install a second wireless router so that you could connect more than one computer easily via CAT5 cabling in the second location. This would be done with wireless routers that are capable of "Wireless Bridging" This is easier (less expensive, too) than trying to aim multiple antennas in the second location at the router in the first location.

A detailed site offer a great deal of information to do this. They also have firmware that you would use to replace the factory firmware of some routers that make it easy to adjust and configure your network. For instance, I used a couple of LinkSys routers from eBay that cost me about $50 each, and a couple of antennas and 3 foot long coaxial cables for another $100. For about $200, I was able to exactly what you're trying to do. Check the site. Review the list of routers that is supported by the firmware if yours is on it - you're that much further ahead - if not, well, it will be easier to get what they suggest. Download and flash the routers. Configure Bridge mode and see if you're close enough for decent speed and reliability. If lacking - consider purchasing antennas.

There's a LOT of info to learn, but if you take your time, read, ask questions there - you'll get what you need. Check out the site:


This is a starting point and should give you a point to start learning more about this. Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I lose the signal from my 2300 if I move past 30 feet away from it. What can I do to increase the signal distance?

Things that will affect the range on a Wireless router signal are signal strength, and a big factor to this is the antenna you use. The small antenna that comes with the router normally offers around "Up to 100m" indoors and "Up to 450m" outdoors (open range) range, router to computer, and replacing this antenna with a higher gain directional antenna pointed towards your laptop would normally be a way to improve this signal. Router login involves using web browser and going to and login is admin as well as the password of admin ... unless you have changed it! At any rate, if all antennas are correctly attached the router to computer distance would not be a problem. Check antenna connection, replace if all secure and still have low signal strength. Please let me know the outcome of the repair efforts? Thank you.

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Very short range

No this is not typical if the Network card and router are just one room away. However electrical interference and walls do impede the signal.

Try moving the Router around to see if the signal improves.
You can also adjust the antenna and pointing it in the direction of the Router.
1. Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location.
2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects. (Such as Metal file cabinets)
3. Replace your router's antenna.
Antennas supplied with your router are designed to be omni-directional, meaning they broadcast in all directions around the router. Upgrade to a hi-gain antenna that focuses the wireless signals only one direction. You can aim the signal in the direction you need most.
4. You can add wireless repeaters. (just the room next door this would be a last resort if all else fails)
5. Change your wireless channel. You may find one that will transmit a stronger signal.
6. Reduce wireless interference
If you have cordless phones or other wireless electronics in your home, your computer might not be able to "hear" your router over the noise from the other devices.. To quite the noise, avoid wireless electronics that use the 2.4 GHz frequency. Instead, look for cordless phones that use the 5.8 Ghz or 900 MHz frequencies.
7. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver
Nice diagrams on this web page too.
(Couple items left off as these did not seem to fit your current situation)

Good luck!

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I have three computes connected to my router. Two in the same room and one in a room less than 30 feet away. The one in the next room has a low signal of two bars and I want to know how I can improve this...

You can buy a bigger antenna. You can find them on websites like directron, or any other computer website. It's called a high gain antenna. Wireless signals are greatly reduces when they have to go through certain surfaces, like walls, brick and the like. Another thing you can do it put the wireless router closer inbetween them. Or even up in the attic.

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The weak signal is due to either physical barriers - walls etc, distance from transmitter (router) or interferance (other netowoks broadcasting) You may be able to improve things by

  1. raising the router up higher
  2. move to a more centeral location in house
  3. changing the supplied antenna for a high gain antenna
  4. placing an "external" antenna on the router EG ensure it physically connects to your router though before buying - check you router manual for the correct connector type. Also some routers donot have detachable antennas
  5. change channel that wireless router operates on
The one that will not connect what OS are you running?

what have you tried so far

Post back and I'll try to assist you further

Jul 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Distance from TX to RX possible too great

There are a couple more questions
  1. Is it a removable antenna on the wireless router e.g. 5db or 7db gain. you could just get better antennas to increase signal strength for distance.
  2. E-bay has a linear antenna you assemble with a usb wireless network adapter attached.

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