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Internet over Antenna TV system

I know that DSL uses the existing phone infrastructure to send packets, and cable internet uses the existing cable tv system to send packets. Can you send packets over the standard Digital antenna ...
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Connection between Directional and Omni-directional outdoor Antennas

i want to setup a small network, i have more than basic knowledge of networking but i have some questions that i couldn't find any answer for them till now. so i have two stations with a distance of ...
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What is roaming sensitivity?

For my Signal King SK-999WN Wifi adapter, I installed the Ralink 3070 driver package IS_Setup_ICS_081414_1.5.38.101.exe available from MediaTek. The driver has an option Roaming Sensitivity, which by ...
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Signal King Mac Drivers

I've now accumulated two Wi-Fi antennas for the purpose of going on a neighbor's shared secure network. The first (an Ideaworks outdoor antenna) works ok (middling would be a kind descriptor to apply) ...
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Wifi: Are two 8dbi antennas equal to a 16dbi antenna gain? How much coverage will I get?

I'm planning to buy a TP-LINK TD-W8961ND modem+router and two 8dBi TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL antennas. I'm going to attach the two 8dBi antennas into the modem, because this modem has two external ...
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How to solve weak wifi signal issue? [duplicate]

So I have a second hand notebook. The previous owner seems solid and says that for him, he was able to catch his Wifi router without any issues, even when he was in front of his house and the router ...
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Long range wireless antenna setup

I have a TP-LINK TL-ANT5830B 5GHz 30dBi Outdoor Directional Antenna. I have not try to install outside yet but I set it up in my basement. I thought I would pickup some signals however it only shows ...
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What is the relation between number of WiFi antenna and number of spatial streams?

As far as I know, 802.11n WiFi uses MIMO to increase throughput. It uses multiple Tx and Rx antenna (at both the AP and the client side) to send multiple spatial streams at the same time. The number ...
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Can long range Wi-Fi work if one end of the connection is not using a high-gain antenna?

I am trying to understand how long range Wi-Fi works. As far as I know, Wi-Fi consists of Tx and Rx. When a laptop is connected to an access point (AP), the laptop is able to receive data from the AP ...
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Extending wifi range with an external antenna

I've got an old antenna that I'd like to try and use to get a bit more wifi range/signal strength out of my laptop. The antenna is terminated with a male TS9 connector, such as the one pictured here: ...
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Is it okay to connect white Wifi antenna cord to main connector, while not connecting black antenna to axillary connector?

What is the difference between the main connector and the axillary connector? I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s301 laptop. Two weeks ago, someone accidentally pulled the U.FL connector (plug) off the ...
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Router with MIMO upgrade antenna

I will be buying a dual band router for use in a small office environment. I will only be using the 2.4 band with this router and I want to upgrade one antenna. However there are three. 1 for 5 ghz a ...
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Enable wifi antenna in boot-repair environment

L.S., I'm trying to fix things with Boot-repair(bootable disk) but it needs internet to work properly. The thing is, my wifi antenna auto-enables when i boot windows and linux, but this is not the ...
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Poor antenna reception of digital tv and old computer

I just got an Atari 65xe, and the machine itself works fine. One issue I'm having trouble with with my collection of older computers is that digital TVs do not seem to get the frequencies input just ...
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What is an antenna chain and how do I figure out the correct setting for my router?

Information on antenna chains has been difficult to find, (google seems to think I want to search for antenna gain). I found this IEEE article which defines what they are, but it doesn't explain how ...
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Are Intel Wireless notebook antennas interchangeable?

My notebook came with a Intel Wireless link N 5100 and I would like to upgrade to a Intel Wireless AC 7260 and would like to know if the antennas I already have will work.
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Should I power off a wireless device when changing an external antenna?

Currently I am using a a wireless router (Asus RT-N12) and Wireless USB adaptor (TL-WN722N). Both of these have removable external antennas (RP-SMA connectors). I want to know the correct and safe ...
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Connecting two offices in different building by wireless [closed]

The scenario is that, Main office has got a domain and 80 user already joined it.the other office is in another building 200 meters apart.I want to make connection between them and need bandwidth like ...
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How can I improve outdoor GSM antenna for 3g internet?

I'm in a remote spot. Internet is ok, but the eternal tweaker wants more. I'm looking at antennas, and noticed there is some differences between them, e.g +23db gain, or +11db gain. I'm assuming we ...
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connecting two LAN network using outdoor wireless antenna

I want to connect two building using outdoor wireless antenna , assume that I have two buildings like below picture and I want to connect these building together, what equipments I need for doing ...
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How can I find out radio blind spots from a map?

I know for specifying two points on a map we should use a software like Google earth, my question is about how can I find out radio blind spots (deadzones) between two points? I saw this question, it ...
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which software we can use for finding out Radio blind spots؟

we have two geographical points, that we want to make wireless networking for these point now are there any softwares to finding out Radio blind spots?
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Do different positions of the antenna on a wireless router make any difference?

Often, the antenna of a wireless router can be moved in many directions. Does it make a difference as to which way it points? Should it point toward the device(s) using it? Should multiple antennas ...
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3G router for outdoor usage [closed]

My boss have asked me to help find a solution for networking in our warehouses. Since they are at a remote location, I need to find a solution that include a 3G router. The warehouses are not heated. ...
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Wifi equipment for max 100m

I would like to know if consumer grade equipment with a panel antenna can cover about 70 degrees at 60-80meter distance area without any obstancles for smartphones. Do i need an expensive cisco for ...
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How useful are auto-focusing Wi-Fi antennas?

In order to minimize signal drop-out at the far reaches of a house, where the antenna must be in one corner of the house due to practical wiring reasons, I found the "SmartBeam" concept in D-Link ...
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Mini PCIe wireless card, Shuttle SZ68R5

I know very little about (wireless) networking. I just bought and installed the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, but didn't know that I also need an antenna and a cable (or a couple of) to connect the ...
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Upgrading a router with multiple antennas

I own a fairly decent but now antiquated Linksys WRT54Gv6 that I wish to upgrade with newer antennas for something of a specialized purpose. I wish to be able to extend my existing wireless network ...
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What is this wireless card's connector?

My laptop is currently having some wireless issues, so I decided to swap out my wireless cards. The problem is my laptop is a Ultrabook, it uses a non-standard antenna connector. Can some please help ...
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Poynting antenna doesn't affect bandwidth with Globesurfer III+, whats wrong?

I have a Poynting antenna (Link in swedish) and a Globesurfer III+ which is a mobile wireless router. When I'm trying to get them work together nothing happens. It is like I haven't connected it. Same ...
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Wifi Frequency - Antenna or Access Point

After recently buying an outdoors access point from tp-link I realised that it is a 5ghz device (built in antenna). For one of my access points I have purchased a external antenna, which leads me to ...
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Small Business Wireless Network - Antenna Advice

I am trying to set-up a small network that will enable internet access into an external building about 90m away. However I would prefer access throughout the business area (being a farm, we would be ...
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Can I connect an external antenna to a range extender?

I live in a kind of dormitory and the next access point is 60 meters away from my room. So I bought a range extender (TP-Link WA730RE) and installed it into my room in the same height as the access ...
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HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition (dv6tqe) Antenna Configuration?

HP website does not disclose the technical details about the wi-fi card on dv6tqe. Can anyone tell me about its antenna config, i.e. 2x2 or 1x1?
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Boosting poor wireless signal indoors

I've got a computer set up in the basement of our house and it connects via Wi-Fi to a router I've got set up on the ground floor. Now the signal seems to be strong enough, but there are times when ...
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What is the wi-spy usb hardware used for?

I have the inssider software from metageek for inspecting wifi networks. On the webpage though it also advertises a product called wi-spy. It is a USB device that has an antenna. What benefits does ...
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What angle is optimal for the antennas on my wireless network card?

I'm sharing a house with some friends and I'm in the bedroom right up in the attic. The router is right down on the ground floor and I get connectivity issues. I've found that if I adjust the two ...
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High gain antenna: set wifi router to single antenna or two

I recently replaced my wireless router with a newer model. The older model has a single antenna, which I replaced with a high gain antenna, which worked great. I recently acquired a better router, ...
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Intel MiniPCIe Wireless Adapter - Main/Aux connector, Black/Grey cable

I was wondering if there is a different between "Main" and "Aux" connector on the MiniPCIe Wireless Adapter? Also, the black and grey antenna cable has different length. Are there any industry ...
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Will I get a better wireless signal by just replacing the antennas?

One of the antennas was broken on my wireless router (Billion 7800N). It has 3 external antennas and I was wondering whether it is worth replacing all 3 with better/larger ones? Potential results I ...
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What is the Female-Female connector between laptop and antenna?

I want to use the given antenna with my Lenovo Thinkpad such as X60.
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Switch with a big antenna [closed]

Not a code problem but an architecture/infrastructure one. I have a single board computer device (SBC) with an IP setup that currently chats to a laptop via a switch. All on a private network that ...
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External Antenna on wireless router

I have a "Linksys WRVS4400N wireless N router" that i'm thinking about relocating out of the high traffic area of my home. When I move it with the other networking equipment in the basement, my ...
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Is it possible to make a wifi g network link over 1-2km (1 mile) with some obstacles?

What type of antenna should I get ? Should I use an usb wifi dongle or a dd-wrt router for 2 laptops ?