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Question about Omni vs Directional Antennas

Q: Question about Omni vs Directional Antennas

Hi folks,

I am looking at a high gain antenna to boost signal so it can reach thru a couple of walls down the hall. I was looking at an omnidirectional antenna (an outdoor whip style) which has 15db and a horizontal range of 360 degrees, but only 6 degrees vertical. Is the 6 degrees vertical a big problem if the computers i am trying to reach are all on the same floor? Is it ok to use the higher powered outdoor antennas for indoor use? (The indoor ones seem to have much lower db strength).

I am also planning to pick up a 6db desktop omni antenna to place on the back of the wireless pci card to further help my signal.

I could go for antennas with 80 horiz and 80 vertical but they are only 8db..... and i figured the higher db and 360 horiz would prove better. Am i wrong?

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A: Question about Omni vs Directional Antennas

If you need to get more vertical out of the antenna, just angle it, though that could raise the swr of the antenna, which will lower the signal a bit.

Indoor antennas have a lower gain because they are just meant to boost the signal to give you better signal through the whole house, or to reach one end to the other, if its a big house), the outdoor antenna is usually used when people are trying to use their wireless in the backyard, or in an outbuilding, maybe sharing with a neighbor.

Want more antenna info? here:

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I finally got my printer to work with windows 7 but it won't print shipping labels with stamps.com, ebay & paypal. They all say they are unable to communicate with the printer. I get a message to enable bi-directional communication with the printer and I can't figure out how to do that. I would appreciate some help. Thanks.

A:Solved: omni directional

You've marked this thread solved.
If this was intentional and is correct, could you please post the solution that you found so that others can benefit.
If not, I suggest that you click "Mark Unsolved" at the top of this thread. That makes other helpers more likely to step in with suggestions. Hopefully you'd be in a position shortly thereafter to click "Mark Solved" for real.

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Hi guys,

Please anyone has info on the linksys omni-directional antenna HGA9N? To what devices can it be connected? Its outdoor range/bitrate? Is it reliable? Can it support large number of users/traffic? If anyone has configured or installed one before please i would welcome his comments on the product. Info on other types of omni-directional antennas would be really helpful.


A:omni-directional antenna

Any antenna will have the full bandwidth of the wireless connection, it's only purpose is to more efficiently use the power available, as well as provide more signal strength for incoming signals. It can be connected to any router or wireless card that has a reverse SMA connector, which is the standard for removable antennas. A hi-gain antenna should be very reliable, since there are no active components. As long as you don't abuse the cable, it'll probably work forever.

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Im based in a very remote part of the world, where technology is hard to come by. However, we do have a "working" wireless networkk that needs a facelift. I'll try describe it best as possible and maybe someone can help out where possible.

Satelite recieves signal, enters hub at office. From hub into d-link router with omni directional arial attached. Office is 700m from furthest point of desired signal. At desired point of contact there is another d-link with patch reciever attached, and from that d-link I get wifi signal.
At other desired points spread over a 700m radius with arc of 180degrees from the office spans the other places where wifi signal is desired and so the same setup is in place. However the signal varies incredibly, often disconnecting.

I would like to know if it is neccessary in ideal circumstances that we have all these routers and patches in place?

Shouldnt we be able to recieve wifi signal directly from the omni directional?

How would one go about setting this up?

And if anyone has any interesting links to systems/places similar to what i have roughly described and/or if there is anywhere i should look specifically for help.

Many thanks

A:Omni directional wifi setup?

I'd try to boost the signal as much as possible at the primary router.
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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Does any one know if this antenna lives up to it's hype of 4500' range?

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Anyone use one? Are they easy to set up...need to improve my range about 75-100 feet. ( I currently have a d-link g wireless router)

A:D-Link 7dBi Omni-Directional Indoor Antenna

Cristy_m said:

Anyone use one? Are they easy to set up...need to improve my range about 75-100 feet. ( I currently have a d-link g wireless router)Click to expand...

Buy and get a repeater with dual ANT 50mW or greater. All you have to do is configure it via hardwire cable then plug it into AC socket anyway you have the weak signal starting from. No need to run any LAN cables to it. Since it's 100% wireless repeater. Since you have G just get 802.11g repeater like this one from Amazon has ERB9250 11N 300MB 11N Range Extender Removable Antenna 1 10/100

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Hi there!
I have recently purchased a second PC, so I have read a couple of online guides and tried constructing my own local network. Although I did manage to get the network to work, I am experiencing a bit of troubles with data communications.

some background info:
From now on, old computer is computer '1' and the new one is computer 'A'.

I have a router connected to the wall, a hub connected to the router, and both computers connected to the hub via LAN. Both computers have the windows XP (I think computer 1 have professional and Computer one have home ed. Not %100 sure.)

The problem is, I can easily browse files which are placed on computer 1 from computer A, but when trying to go the other way around I am getting huge delays (Although it does load after a while). As I've mentioned before, the 2 computers are connected in the exact same manner, in a symmetrical fashion. I didn't manage to find any reason for this weird slow down.

Help anyone?

A:Solved: One directional LAN

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I have a odd situation that has mystified me regarding a printer.
I am running two PCs side-by-side, both are using Win 7. The printer is a Kodak ESP 7 AiO. The printer is cabled to one PC whilst the other PC accesses the printer via the cabled PC. I continually receive an error message on the non-cabled PC stating that Bidirectional support is disabled, the message flashes on and off the screen every five seconds. It's very distracting. The issue here is that the bidirectional support IS enabled on both machines, both machines show a tick in the appropriate box to indicate that this is so. I am able to print from both machines without any problems. Can anyone please suggest how I am able to stop the error message flashing/appearing.
Thank you and have a nice day.

A:Bi-directional support.

what happens if you connect the pc with the notification directly to the printer?

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i have two systems.
one is desktop which i am currntly using .its runing win 7 x64 ultimate.
other is laptop which is running win 7 32bit ultimate.
both are in same workgroup.

the laptop is connected through wifi to my tplink router. . and the desktop system is connected through the wire to the same router. but the devices are assigned static ips from 192.168.2.x subnet.

the network location of both is set to Public.

and i can only access the files shared on my desktop from the laptop. not the other way.
why ?

i have shared folders on both systems.

i can rdp into the laptop from the desktop.

however i have noted that when i go to the "network and sharing center" > "advanced sharing" > and from public select "turn on netowrk discovery" and click save changes.. after doing so going to above mentioned location/path the check box is set to "turn OFF netowrk discover" it automatcally resets to it .. this is happening on desktop not on laptop.

any solution to this unidirectional file sharing ?

A:Only uni-directional file Sharing.

Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf

i have two systems.
one is desktop which i am currntly using .its runing win 7 x64 ultimate.
other is laptop which is running win 7 32bit ultimate.
both are in same workgroup.

the laptop is connected through wifi to my tplink router. . and the desktop system is connected through the wire to the same router. but the devices are assigned static ips from 192.168.2.x subnet.

the network location of both is set to Public.

and i can only access the files shared on my desktop from the laptop. not the other way.
why ?

i have shared folders on both systems.

i can rdp into the laptop from the desktop.

however i have noted that when i go to the "network and sharing center" > "advanced sharing" > and from public select "turn on netowrk discovery" and click save changes.. after doing so going to above mentioned location/path the check box is set to "turn OFF netowrk discover" it automatcally resets to it .. this is happening on desktop not on laptop. any solution to this unidirectional file sharing ?

I'm not sure why you would be using Public for the network location unless your house is in a Public location?

Using the Work or Home network location setting is the way to go here. I'm also not sure why you would use a different subnet than the one your router is using by default?

At any rate, if the Network Discovery setting is not saying set then you have... Read more

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Recently switched to a computer running Win 98, but now our Dot Matrix won't print bi-directionally. Its an Epson 570+. I had to switch the port setting to bi-directional to even get it to print!..now I want the bi-directional part! Any ideas will be much appreciated..'cause I am out of them! Thanks.

A:WIn.98..printer won't print bi-directional

1) check your bios to make sure LPT1 is set to ECC+ECP.
2) reinstall drivers - if that doesn't work, download new drivers from the internet.

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I would like to sync some characteristics from my desktop to my laptop such as the Start Screen collection of Apps, personalization of desktop, the browser, etc. but I am concerned that when I invoke this, settings from the laptop will change the desktop. How is this directionality controlled?


A:Is synching between devices directional?

Hello SR,

It syncs the settings how they were set from the last time you signed out of a Windows 8 PC/device to the next one you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

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I came home yesterday and could not print. I tried a new cable, same problem, I went to Microsofts site to see if there were upgrades to my HP 6645C there weren't. I tried the same printer on another compute a HP 6465 same problem says it lost two way communication. I'm stumped. I hope someone can see a problem. Thanks Katters

A:Bi-directional printer problem

I'm a little confused here. You gave us 2 different numbers, and I'm not sure if they were your computer or printer.

What brand / model printer is it?

What mode is your printer port in? (Check in Control Panel, System, Device Manger - Ports) Does it say Printer Port, or ECP?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech


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Please recommend me replacement antennas for the following 2 routers:
1) Buffalo Airstation Giga Nifty WZR-G144 DD-WRT (images to help recognize connectors) http://forums.techguy.org/members/749332-ascanio1-album484-antennas.html

I need +9dBi omnidirectional - pls consider Asus' already + 3dBi/5dBi gain.
All routers/clients lie on the same (+/- 3ft) plane.

I am afraid to buy the wrong antennas which could curtail some functions/capabilities/specifications so, please, recommend me a specific brand & model, possibly with good cost/performance.

Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Replacing Antennas

It looks from the pictures that the antennas are not made to be removable. Removable antennas typically have reverse polarity SMA connectors that can be un-screwed.

That said, the antennas suggested in a reply to your thread on another forum won't work without modifying your router. It would probably be cheaper to replace the router with one that has better antennas, or one that has removable antennas that can be replaced.

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The situation is well-known, but no one says, what should we do?WWAN slot - there, SIM holder - there, WWAN antennas - not present!It is already known that there is no interference from the EM7455 modem memory modules (and vice versa).The Lenovo only far-fetched and silly reinsured. But how are we now to set the EM7455 without antennas?! 

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Hello to everyone
I am new to these forums and I have come here for help

I installed some Mods for Oblivion and my directional keys Uparrow and leftarrow have some how ended up with multiple functions
Uparrow is also esc, F12, b,n and Windows key
Left arrow is also F2 and PgDown

Ive tried restoring my system, deleting/reinstalling drivers, modifying the registry and even third party freeware like AutoHotkey and Keytweak but nothing works
I just want to reset them back to being up and left (i use the directional keys,numberpad, right shift and right control for all my first person shooters and have to relearn with WSAD something I dont want to have to do)
I am even considering getting another keyboard but somehow I dont think that will solve the problem. I deleted the System32 entries for my keyboard and it stopped functioning altogether. I unplugged and plugged it in again and it set up the system32 (installed generic drivers there and then ) and the keyboard functions again but my problem remains

Please help me if you can. I dont know what else to try
Kind Regards and thanks in advance

A:HELP PLEASE Keyboard Directional Buttons changed

You messed everything up by adding in the Mods. Mods are never recommended for anything. You may have corrupted system files. Uninstall the program and all mods. Then check the keyboard. If you have a microsoft keyboard...get intellitype and it might fix the problem. Modding is always bad.

Dont diss the forum. Alot of issues are resolved but we need time to try and find a way to solve them.

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I have a ASA-5505 at the office.

I use Cisco VPN client to connect to the office(a), and also to a client(b) from home(c). Everything works great. Using IPsec/UDP. No problems. I can ping remote machine, RDP, telnet etc.
When I came into the office, hooked up my laptop and tried to do some work through the VPN at clients location (b) I had a strange problem.

The Cisco VPN client connects to client (b) fine, however I am unable to ping any IPs on the clients network, or Telnet into any machines (I get a WinSock error).

I figured there must be misconfiguration in the ASA-5505 that was blocking certain VPN traffic, but still allowing the connection to take place.

I checked out the active syslog and found:

3 Dec 28 2011 13:58:23 305006 x.x.x.x

regular translation creation failed for protocol 50 src inside: dst outside:x.x.x.x

(**where x is the client (b) IP address and is my laptop)

I am not very good with this stuff, but tried a few fixes.

1. I ENABLED IKE for both internal and external connections to the ASA-5505 (was only ENABLED for external before)
2. I made sure IPsec over NAT-T is enabled (as I used IPsec/UDP for client so I am assuming this must be enable with 20 sec keepalive per example I saw online)
3. Opening specific ports from the router to the IP of my laptop ( or telnet port 23

As you can tell I am not the greatest at this but I made a backup of my ASA's config so I am willing to try just about anything to m... Read more

A:ASA-5505 NEWB - Bi-Directional VPN Issues

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For the italian item T7V84ET#ABZ this is my question: in Technical Specifications (http://store.hp.com/ItalyStore/merch/Product.aspx?id=T7V84ET&opt=ABZ&sel=WKS) it is only mentioned LAN connection "Intel® I219-LM Gigabit"; and at Technical Specification Notes, at the end of the pdf (http://www8.hp.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa6-2677ite), it says "7 Le schede wireless sono funzionalità opzionali o aggiuntive", meaning wireless modules are optionals. So the very question is: in case this item is sold without Wi-Fi module, is it only necessary to buy this module separately, and make it go Wi-Fi using resdent mounted-into-screen antennas? any answer is superhypergigateramega WELCOME

A:Wi-Fi module and internal antennas

High end notebooks are not sold without wifi modules complete with the requisite antenna installation. Especially a hotebook as high-end as a Z-Book. Even HP mini and Stream notebooks have wifi installed.

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JohnWill said:

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a couple of examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner AntennaClick to expand...

Hi John!

I got a D=Link wireless router. Two guys from Comcast, and a hi tech friend, said that D-Link produces a weak signal. I need a booster. My friend said that I needed a D-Link booster. NetGear, et al won't work or won't work very well with a different brand.

Does that apply to these high gain antennas? or boosters?

A:Antennas and signal boosters.

I moved your post to it's own thread.

These devices are generic and will work with any 2.4ghz device that has an SMA connection, which is almost all common router/AP brands. I've used them with D-Link, Actiontec, and TrendNET wireless equipment.

Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about.

Note that the kind of "booster" many people think of is a repeater. IMO, this is a bad way to go, because it greatly reduces the available bandwidth for the wireless connection. Repeaters have to receive and transmit the signal to perform their function, which doubles the delays and bandwidth consumed.

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So, I have a broken wi-fi card in my desktop. Or do I? Maybe it's the antennas.

I can see my home wi-fi network, and I could occassionally connect to it at reduced strength this afternoon (at full speed too!) but now I can't connect at all. I can see the network still, but not connect. It's worth mentioning that before I was messing around with my computer today to fix other issues, I could see what I thought was actually my neighbor's wi-fi, but I'm not sure. I could not anymore.

Which do I replace? The wi-fi card in my motherboard (It's an Asus Wi-Fi Go! card) or the antennas?

How do I tell which I need to replace?

I'm leaning more towards the anteannas, because fiddling with them would make or break my internet connection this afternoon.

A:Wi-Fi Card or antennas broken?

Replace the whole card. There isn't anything in an antenna to fail. The most common problem with antennas is the connection jack. And if that's faulty, you need a new card anyway.

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hi all,

I know there has been a certain amount of academic debate about whether EM waves used in wireless systems have enough power to harm people, I don't wish to get into this debate, I would like to ask if I was to attach high gain antenna to a wireless system, would I be more at risk than a standard one? assuming I was at risk in the first place.

I don't really see how it could be outputting more power unless it draws more current? and I don't see how there is extended range without more power being drawn.

if there is more power drawn is there any danger to my hardware?

thanks all

A:2.4 GHz high gain antennas

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I intend to install a PCI-e wifi card (Intel 8260) but I don´t know what type of front and rear antennas to install and how to do it.Please help. 

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how many antennas does a hp pavilion 15 ab121dx have?

A:how many antennas does a hp pavilion 15 ab121dx have?

Hi,You've to open bottom cover and see for yourself.We cannot confirm this. We're just volunteers like you be helping members coming here. This is not official HP technical supportManual: Page 42, 43http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872RegardsVisruth

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I'm hoping someone can help me, because this issue has been irritating me for quite some time now. I have two routers, one wireless (Linksys WRT54GS), and the other, a SonicWall Security Appliance TZ170SP. I have computers (wireless/wired) that connect to both of the routers, as well as, a wired network printer that connects to the wireless router. The SonicWall (wired router) is connected to the Internet via a cable modem.

I would like to establish bi-directional communication between the two routers, while maintaining two separate networks, on two separate subnets. I have read many posts regarding similar situations, which all seem to advise connecting the LAN port of one router to the LAN port of the other router (not the WAN port on the second router). When I do this, I lose my internet connection on the wireless router. Most of these scenarios also involve simulating a switched environment on the second router, which would eliminate the possibility of having two separate networks.

Similar scenarios to what I'm trying to accomplish are setup in virtually every enterprise environment. I'm not sure if the fact that I'm using a SOHO (Linksys) router precludes the possibility of accomplishing my goal.

I have setup a website, http://www.interwerks.net/routing that maps out my environment in detail. On this website, you will find screenshots of the various pages of the Management Interfaces that I believe would apply to troubleshooting this issue. I... Read more

A:How to establish bi-directional communication between 2 routers on 2 subnets

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Hi there,

I have a Lexmark x9350 wireless printer, a laptop running Vista Home Edition and a desktop PC running Vista Home premium. The printer is in another room to the desktop due to space and so I would like to print wirelessly from the desktop without having to switch on the laptop first and print via that i.e Desktop -> shared printer on Laptop -> Printer which is what I'm doing now.

The laptop works fine with the printer wirelessly and within the printer properties there is a tick in the bi-directional support checkbox.

The desktop pc however has exactly the same printer driver as the laptop and can detect the printer on the network but the bi-directional support checkbox is unticked and greyed out and so I get the error that Bi-di.. needs to be turned on in order to print. The desktop PC is connecting to the printer via the home network wireless router.

I can only put the difference between one working and the other not down to the laptop having a built in wireless card and so theres no problems when the printer needs to talk back to the laptop where as the desktop is communicating via the router and the printer messages cannot make it through for some reason. Am I right in saying this or is there another explanation? I have already tried an updated driver from the Lexmark website.

Thanks in advance for your time on this.

A:Solved: Bi-directional support unavailable on desktop PC

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Trust me I have carefully read the various other threads regarding similar issue but I couldn’t find what I was looking for.
I have three routers and 2 ISPs but I’d like to focus for now on a configuration with only one ISP provider.

Here is my environment:

Netgear Cable (CBVG834G) wireless router
ON the cable router are connected multimedia type equipments (TV/ IP set top box/ IP amp …) located on the family room
DHCP ON (because I can’t’ get internet connectivity when I assigned Fix IP address … I come to that later)
IP Adress:
DHCP range: 19
Reserved IP : 1292.168.1.10 for the Dlink
4 DEV a connected

D-LINK ( DIR-855) wireless router.
mainly PCs, NAS (x2) located on the first floor.
Lan IP Adress:
DHCP range: / 120
WAN Ip address :
6 PCs are connected

Everything works fine from an internet connectivity standpoint:

DEVx can connect to internet fine
PCx can connect to internet
PCx can access DEVx
Now the issue DEVx can’t access resources from PCx!

I’d love to try and solve the issue with this setup. And I would welcome help as I would prefer keeping separate subnets!

But I know you will mention the JohnWill Approach.
I’ve tried the famous “Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together” made by JohnWill but I don’t seem to find a way to set my D-LINK as simple switch .
It doesn’t work and I guess it is because the parameters regarding the WAN Internet connectivity sectio... Read more

A:How to establish bi-directional communication between 2 routers on 2 subnets

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Hello, I just ordered a ProBook 450 G2, model # L8D98UT.  It comes with the Intel 3160 AC Wireless card.  I'd like to upgrade this to the 7260 AC Card.  Is this possible, and does this specific model come with the 2 antenanas required for the 7260 Wireless AC Card?  I was unable to tell from the specifications if 1 or 2 antennas are in the display bezel. Thanks

A:450 g2 Wireless Card upgrade and antennas

Hi: That shouldn't be a problem. If you look at the service manual, it shows 2 antennas on the procedure for removing and replacing the WLAN card. Chapter 5 starting on page 52. http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04341970-1.pdf

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So I've been looking at purchasing an antenna for my home because we have a neighbor with wireless internet who says we can share it if we pay half the cost, which seems reasonable. The house is about 300 feet away and my current wireless card's antenna only gets about 2 bars to work with. I'm stuck between these two antennas:



Now, my question is this: Does it matter if I place it inside, or does it have to be outside? There would only be one wall to go through. Also, which do you guys think would be better for me?

This will be put in northern Idaho so amplifying other 2.4GHz wireless signals won't be an issue, mostly because electronics of any kind are scarce where this will be going.

A:High Gain Wireless Antennas

I'd do the outside antenna, it'll work MUCH better.

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Is it possible to daisy chain antennas for better coverage? I am thinking the Dlink 7DBI antennas. Can I extend coverage by linking two with the right wire and connections? If not daisy chain, is it possible to T off of the main router antenna connection and run one antenna 6' and another say 25' down the hall?

A:Solved: daisy chain antennas?

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Am considering adding new router with high-gain antenna to serve two roaming laptops in the house, one I don't have yet (likely HP dv8000) with built-in wireless, and an older Dell where I use PC Card wireless with no socket for additional antennas.

My questions:

- How critical is it to have high-gain antennas on both the router AND the receiving computer? Is it just a matter of "optimum performance" or will there be little/no improvement without the match?
- Do modern laptops (like HP dv8000) have a place to plug in external antennas to their internal wireless?
- If so, what type of connector (antenna) would I need?
- Given a 7db gain, how much improvement would a directional vs. omnidirectional give if all my receiving computers will be in front of (appx 120 degree arc) the transmitting antenna (router)?


A:High-gain antennas, laptops

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Hi, all,
I am looking at upgrading our wireless switches connecting to antennas from running a 100 Mbps to a gigabit connectivity. I believe that we could use WS-C3560X-24P-S . All we are interested in is PoE capability and L2 connectivity with more bandwidth for antennas. Can someone confirm that the upgrade will happen without any issues ?

A:PoE capability and L2 connectivity with more bandwidth for antennas

WS-C3560X-24P-S is not a wireless switch, do you mean you want to connect WAPs to it and use PoE to power them?
The only way you will get 1Gbps is to upgrade your WAPs to 802.11ac

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What are the part numbers for the Front and Back Antennas for the ThinkCentre M710 Tower?  I also need the Part Number for the Wi-Fi Card Shield. Thanks

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the bi-directional amplifier improves the speed of my cable modem?yes the same ones for cable tv better reception.i have 512kb.i plan to buy a radioshak amplifier with 7db of power.this improves something,because right now my connection works well.if the amplifier boost my downloads speeds ,well im willing to buy one.thanks for the attention.

A:the bi-directional amplifier improves the speed of my cable modem?

How is your current speed compared to your "quoted" speed? If you're being quoted 3 or 4mbps and only getting 1 or 2; then it's possible this device will improve your speed. Possible.

If you're getting your quoted speed, or quite close to it, you won't get anything more by putting a booster on there.

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I live in a three story house and upstairs we don't get the best signal, so we were going to buy an extra antenna. We're looking at this one http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/D-Li...34925/catOid/-12980/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

but I just wanted to get some basic info on these. How well do they work? Is it a good way to not spend a ton of money in boosting wireless signal? Any other info would be great. Thanks

A:Solved: wireless singal boosting antennas

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I need a cable for a G60-125nr p/n FS185UA#ABA system board (Astrophere MCP MB 07241-3). The only reference to the cable is on page 4-24 of the "Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC HP G60 Notebook PC" http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02985882.pdfOn page 4-24, the cable is on step 1 with picture references of figure 1 & 2. It is a black 5 inch cable with two inner wires that connects to the system board via a white socket and a clear plastic coated small connector to the side of the top cover. It doesn't seem to be listed as a spare part, I assume maybe it is part of package. The white male connector to the system board was ruined. I would like to replace the cable or at the very least replace the white connector (but I do not know where to insert the red and black cables into the connector). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:G60-125nr system board antennas cable

I think you are describing the display cable. Where does the other end away from the system board go? You might also be describing the wireless antenna wires. Not clear. 

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I have been trying for 3 weeks to get my laptop connected via a SIM card inserted into the SIM card slot of my DELL 5404 laptop. Dell support said i need a sierra WWAN card DW5808e, purchased, arrived 10 days later, installed, update drivers. Found sierra wireless skylight program, installed. Installed working data card SIM from BELL mobility. Nothing!! I asked if the sierra WWAN card needed antenna wires connected to it, DELL said no. I think it needs antenna wires. This laptop only came with antenna wires for the WLAN card. I have no problem using those antenna wires, as i travel everywhere and I need my laptop constantly connected. Connecting to iphone hotspot several times a day is a real pain in the ***. 
So I am stuck, I have had numerous chat sessions with DELL, there "pro support" hasn't returned my emails. I need to know what program i should be using to access a "cell" connection, is skylight the correct one?? Is the sierra wireless card correct for Canada? Do i need antenna cables/wires?? Can i use the antenna wires from the WLAN card?? 
BTW, I am in Canada.

A:WWAN setup DELL 5404 antennas??

It absolutely needs to have the antenna leads -- and they are not the same as the WLAN antenna (if you move those, you'll lose your WLAN signal.
Only your service provider can tell you whether the card will work with their service -- but unless the system came with factory installed WWAN/antenna, you're better off with a USB wireless adapter.

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Hi all, I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd Gen) Model 20A70037US. The model is listed as WWAN upgradeable on the spec page. It's unclear to me whether I need to order antennas in addition to the WWAN card, however. Is there a way to tell if it already has WWAN antennas? Thanks!

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (20A7) WWAN Antennas?

The safest way is to remove the bottom cover and look.  You would see antenna wires by the WWAN slot.
Having said that, in general, "WWAN upgradeable" means it has antennas

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A:wifi antennas 2 or 3 miles range are true deal?

Only answer I could give without seeing the specificatios and the topology of the location is ; yes, no, maybe.

Power output (wattage,dBM), obstacles between antennae (clear line-of-sight), type of antenna (omni-directional or beamed). will all effect the signal.

From my CB days.
Have talked 6 miles using 100 mW a pair of walkies with special beamed antennas and clear line-of-sight. About 40 years ago, just for fun, and had some Ham friends help set it up.
Have been unable to talk to using 5 watt mobile CB rigs with standard whip antennas to some one about 30 feet away on the other side of a building.

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Some HP metal chassis frames (Slimline s5000, s5-1000, 400-034, Envy 700, etc.) have cutouts under the front bezel and on the back panel where a WiFi antenna can be attached with a 6-32 screw (or slots to support antenna).This option permits Wireless LAN (and Bluetooth) support without external antennas (Laptop, Tablet like).  This is a nice upgrade -- when the motherboard installed supports Wi-Fi option (adapter cards).http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/wireless-product-selection-guide.html The antennas are part number: 504993-001This part can be found through HP Parts Store and numerous HP part suppliers (new and used).http://www.primelec.com/computers/oem-replacement-parts/hp-parts/hp-desktop-parts/hp-pavilion-invert... The HP computer front bezel protects the Wi-Fi antenna installed at that location.An "Antenna Cover" (silk screen with WLAN) protects the WiFi antenna mounted on computer's rear panel. This plastic cover "snaps" into the computer case's rear panel (3 openings shown above).That part number is: 513467-001  HP Parts now stocks this part ($37.76 each). Those individuals with 3D printing skills and equipment , may offer their own solutions in the future.

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So here's my situation. The wife and I got these [email protected] phones from T-mobile which lets you use your wifi connection to make phone calls. We think this option might finally let us get rid of our land line.

Anywho, my wifi router is in the basement and initially the phones signal reception was spotty. So I decided to move the router to the living room just to see if it works any better. It does work better, but there are still a few weak/dead spots in the house (not a huge house mind you, but it is old and has plaster walls and the like).

Tonight while I was at Circuit City I spied a wifi antenna that was probably around a foot tall that claims to dramatically boost your wifi signal. I'm considering picking it up, but am leery as to how well these things work. Does anyone use anything like this? How noticeable is the difference?

In the best case scenario I'd like to move everything back to the basement and have this new antenna doing what it claims it does so I can keep the living room clutter free.

I've also considered buying a new Linksys WRT54G wireless router and flashing it with the homebrew firmware which apparently greatly boosts the signal strength. Could I do this and have it fit my best case scenario?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Does swapping antennas on wifi routers really help with signal range?

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Hello,I have 2 questions regarding my X260 laptop.1. As I don't have broadband module, but already purchased 01AX717, is there a way to determine if I have the broadband antennas preinstalled without opening the laptop?2. Are these warranty stickers put by Lenovo, or the local seller?  

A:Thinkpad X260 broadband antennas and warranty stickers

HiLenovo laptops don't have such stickers, they are self-made by someone.Regarding the wwan capabilities presence, the laptop MTM is needed. If it's a CTO model with these symbols in the MTM, send me the laptop serial number via forum private meassages service.

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Can you install WiFi antennas on the ThinksCentre M900 Tiny?  

A:Can you install WiFi antennas on the ThinksCentre M900 Tiny?

Hi linn,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
By looking at the HMM, replacing the Wi-Fi antennas, page 130- it's possible. Also, please have a look on Service training video for M900 Tiny
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hey everyone.

I just moved into a new place and we desktop users want gigabit connections, while the neighbors and laptop-users want wifi.

I want to get something with wireless N. I have a draft-n laptop card with 3x mimo and it's great as pcmcia cards go.

I found some belkin wireless routers that have N300, mimo, and ethernet, but no mention of being able to replace the antennas with high-gains or with signal amplifiers. One of them has an internal antenna, which is not something I like.

Does anyone have any recommendations on routers that offer all these things?


A:Wanted - router with Wireless-N, Gigabit and replaceable antennas?

I've always been a Cisco fan for networking. For this I'd probably suggest something like the Cisco - Linksys ® E2100L Advanced Wireless-N Router. It has, and I quote, "Antenna: 2 x 1.8dBi Detachable with Reversed SMA Connector".

Not sure if it meets your requriements/budget, but that's just my 2 cents.

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Hello there, I'm using a G580 lenovo, windows 7 64bit all of a sudden, hotkeys stopped working at some points, i assumed that it was because I needed to clean up some space and that i was loading the processor too much. Until one day out of nowhere, they stop working totally, no up or left directional keys working, and navigating through the hard disk had never been slower before. Copying or opening a folder became like the worst thing to do ever. I assumed again that it was because of windows or something, formatted and reinstalled windows, and again its still doing the same thing.what do i do ? Im thinking of opening up the laptop manually to check if there was aome sort of short circuit or something because i didnt drop it, nothing got spilled on it or anything.  

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Hi  I'm thinking to get T580 with i5-8250U and then maybe upgrade CPU later if I need it and it gets cheaper. Is it possible?I didn't find CPU on the user replacable units list in the manual but I also read that it is possible for some older Txxx. Also - what is your opinion about FHD IPS display in T580? Did it improve compared to previous models (colors, brigtness etc)?  And the last piece - if I order it without WWAN - can I then add the card later or I will still be missing antennas or something else? I would expect to have no issues but I read different opinions on the net. Thanks a lot in advance  Hermez

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Hello all. I enjoy my wonderfull P71 20HK for months now. Nothing to remove to this rock-solid piece of HW but I'd like to add now a WLAN 4G LTE EM7455 that wasn't factory-installed when I got it last year. The modem itself can be bought for a handfull of (small) banknotes, and could be easily installed. But my model don't feature the relevant antennas, and openning my P71 down to the chassis to install them is far beyond my skills (and my wish, by the way). I asked Lenovo France if they could take my Thinkpad and install these antennas or even the modem itself, invoicing me for the total for parts and labor, but the guy at the other end of the line looped on the fact that I was calling to ADD a feature, not to complain about a defect or a failure... Any idea ? Is there a way to make these WLAN antennas installed by an official maintenance center, since my P71 is still under warranty ? Regards,A.Z. 

A:Upgrading my P71 with a WLAN modem: can antennas be installed by lenovo maintenance center ?

I haver never dealt with Lenovo France, but they should be able to do what you want.  The antennas are mounted inside the lid and come down through the hinges into the body.  Are you certain you don't have the antennas?  I haven't taken a lot of P70 and P71 machines apart, but all the ones I have seen had the antennas.  If you remove the rear (memory and drive) cover, you can see the WiFi and WWAN slots to the right of the memory.  The WWAN antenna consists of a red and a blue wire.  They would be taped down next to the wireless card.

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