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"There actually is, it's how Wi-fi "hotspots" work across, for example, airports. In fact I've two wifi transmitters in my house, both transmitting the same wi-fi connection .. and the way it does it is by using channels. If you've played around with your Wifi settings you may have seen that option in your configuration. Now the bad part, the primary Wi-fi transmitter needs to support this, so it may well not work. It's called WDS (Wireless Distribution System) and you can read lots about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_D ... ion_System For me it's easy, I have an Apple Airport which is extended by an Apple Airport Express (which has the nice side effect of working as a distribution point for streaming music too). What devices are in use in your situation will ultimately decide if WDS is an option for you. You may well have more luck with an external wifi receiver, or some kind of booster as has been mentioned."
"Have you considered making a parabolic reflector? I have found (but not available to me right now) some information using 'Google', and have had some success. The advantage (also the drawback) of a reflector like this lies in its directionality. This type of device is much easier to use if you have an exact location for your antenna. I don't know precisely where the built-in ant is in my laptops, so I use one that plugs into the USB port. The ideal would be slightly less in-expensive and have a removable ant that can be extended by cable a short distance so you can sit more comfortably, and see the screen. Try these (but no guaranty it is late for me tonight.) http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... tml?cat=15 http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/ http://binarywolf.com/249/ http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/ http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/Wl ... ennas2.htm http://forums.remote-exploit.org/tutori ... tenna.html"
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Posted:Aug 17, 2010
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