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Why can't I use just any radio or tv antenna?
Would you explain some of the Wi-Fi jargon?
Are there any specific brands or models of wireless cards that accept external antennas that you would recommend?
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How do I build a point-to-point wireless connection to a neighbor's house?
Do you have any advice that can help me boost my signal from a top floor router down to a computer located in the basement?
I really like the site. I'm an idiot about this stuff, so it was very informative, which brings me to my question:
I have a laptop with integrated wireless, but it seems all the antennas attach to the pc cards. is there some type of antenna that will work with the internal wireless?
Excuse me for being so uninformed, but I am quite new at this. Please help me understand the USB adaptor with an external antenna jack you said to look at.
Hi, just finished reading your article about the coffee can antenna. My question is
how do you modify the wireless adapter card to accept the antenna. Any good directions or web sites with pics?
I have a Belkin router. How can I boost the signal?
How do I replace my router's built-in wireless antenna with a high gain antenna?
How do I replace my laptops's built-in wireless antenna with a high gain antenna?
Where do I get help to make a parabolic reflector antenna?
I have indeed read another part of the website about FCC regulations and the
fact they impose wattage limits due to the nature of 2.4 ghz RF, the stuff
used by microwave ovens to cook food. I wonder about the distance that must be maintained from the cantenna?
What is CableWifi?
What is WiMax?
What is MIMO?
What is 802.11n?
What is 802.22?
What is an ExpressCard?
What is the difference between an antenna and a booster?
Who makes a wireless PDA with a Linux OS?
How do I share my wired Internet connection via a wireless signal to my friend's laptop computer?
What is the maximum length I can use for a pringles/coffee can?
What is Power over Ethernet?
How do I increase transmit power to extend my range?
How do I password protect my wireless basestation?
How do I restrict WiFi access to only my computers?
How do I not broadcast my SSID?
How do I require encrypted WPA passwords for WiFi Access?
What can I do to prevent other people who may enter the network I'm using, from accessing my computer and information?
The software included with my WiFi hardware has configuration tools with too many options which require excess tweaking. Is there a simpler way to do this with less settings? (see answer below)
Let Windows 7 handle wireless networking instead of the software included with your WiFi hardware.
Go to the Start Menu, select Control Panel, choose the Network and Internet category and click Network Connections;
right-click the wireless-connection icon and select Properties.Then click the Wireless Networks tab and click the check box by
Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings. If you can't see that tab, your WiFi receiver's driver doesn't support
this Windows feature. Get a newer driver from the vendor's site; if one isn't offered, return the receiver.
How do I perform common networking configuration tasks in Windows ?
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