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How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?

I need to amplify our wireless signal into a large walk-in freezer. Currently, the signal gets everywhere around the freezer, but does not penetrate the steel walls. What would be the best and ...
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Wireless Router Signal Strength Stats

When shopping around for wireless routers, they all seem to have the claim of "great" or "excellent" signal strength. Of course, such marketing words do absolutely nothing to let me compare the signal ...
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Wireless Signal Strength

I have a real problem that I've been troubleshooting for a friend that has really left me clueless. My friend recently had a laptop die on him and instead of buying another laptop he had me build him ...
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Can mirrors block my wifi signal?

Due to various constraints, I can not easily relocate my wireless router, and it is currently situated such that there are three walls and two mirrors between the router and my bed, where I frequently ...
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How precise is Windows “Wireless Network Connection” dialog?

I'm having performance issues with my wireless connection. Pages load very slowly compared to a PC that's connected directly to the router, and performance in online games is at times very ...
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Router in a box

I want to put my router in a box for security reasons (it's in a common area of the building) and I was wondering in what ways would the box's material affect the signal's strength. It'll be either ...
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Are there any softwares on Windows to measure bluetooth signal strength?

I was wondering if there are any softwares on windows that can measure the signal strength of the connected bluetooth device?
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Bluetooth proximity in OSX

Is there a way or an application in OSX that can tell me if a Bluetooth device is near the computer? Maybe via signal strength? I know there are things out there to check for the existence of a ...
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Good SNR, poor Wifi performance

My Atheros-based wifi router has a really good SNR (usually above +20, also because I am just a few meters away from it) but very poor performance. Most of the time ping is awful (see end of post), ...
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Wifi signal strength and internet connection is slow

I hope that I have asked this question in the right topic. Basically I use BT (In the U.K.) and I have problems with my router receiving a weak signal in certain rooms of the house, which, therefore ...
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Which has better signal: RCA jacks or RF(Coaxial)

When capturing old VHS(or cable) to PC, which jacks to use for the highest quality? RCA(composite) or RF? If the PC card supports it would S-video/component be better? Is there a general signal ...
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The influence of ethernet cable length on signal strength

One ethernet cable in my home network gives me very low signal strength. The lenght of the cable is approximately 60 ft. (18 meters), does this influence the signal strength in any way? I use a Cisco ...
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Wireless N 450 3 Antenna, purpose of each one?

I've upgraded my laptop's Wireless Card to one that features 3 antenna ports (intel ultimate N 6300 minipcie). Unfortunately my laptop only has two antenna connectors, which I've connected on the ...
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Could shorting wires on a phone line cause intermittent DSL problems?

We've got DSL which is generally pretty solid, but right now we're in the midst of a big kitchen remodel. We've also been recently having some DSL reliability problems; I didn't note exactly when they ...
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Wifi Range Singal Boost through walls

i need to set up a private wireless network to stream video, between 2 buildings that are 300 meters apart. The problem is that there is not a LOS (line of sight). I thought of using multiple ...
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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device ...
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Signal loss with video capture device and 5 m USB cable

I have a UBS-video capture device connected to a computer with a 5 m USB-cable and a powered USB-hub at the end where the device is plugged in. The problem is I get a lot of glitches and freeze even ...
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Guidance on a Wi-Fi amplifier/signal booster [closed]

I have a D-Link DI-724U router/firewall w/removeable antenna. I am looking to improve Wi-Fi signal strength. I have seen a cadre of amplifiers and boosters out in the wild. What should I be looking ...
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Wireless signal strength issue [closed]

I have 2 gaming computers, one is a laptop and one is a desktop, and both have wireless internet. My desktop has little to zero signal when my gaming laptop is even in the house, not running. ...
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Extended Phone Line and DSL Signal Quality

I am thinking about changing my internet service. DSL I know uses the telephone line but the one issue is the telephone jack is on the other side of the room. If I was to take a 50ft phone cord I ...
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How to monitor and log WLAN status

I'm looking for program that can do following: Monitor WLAN signal strength Monitor WLAN signal quality Monitor WLAN speed (e.g. 54Mbps, or 1Mbps) Monitor channel on which WLAN card is currently ...
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Wifi strength waxing and waning

I have had a Netgear WGR614v10 router for some time now (probably a year) and it has been a good router up to now. However, lately I am having a problem with signal strength, even though I have not ...
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Windows 7 - Collect Wireless Signal Strength via Command Line

I'd like to see the wireless signal strength (preferably, via dbm or %) in Windows 7 via command line. Here's what I've tried: 1) VBscript using MSNdis_80211_ReceivedSignalStrength (but only works ...
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Does it matter what channel a Wi-Fi router uses?

Not considering interference by other devices, does it matter whether you set your Wi-Fi router to a lower or higher channel of the 2.4 GHz band? Is the range the same?
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signal strength coming from a repeater via ethernet cable

Is there any way to measure the signal strength coming from a repeater via Ethernet cable? I can measure wireless signal strength with inSSIDer but do not know of any utility which will measure the ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi signal degraded after upgrading Wi-Fi card?

I recently upgraded my desktop's Wi-Fi card from an Intel 6230 to the latest, greatest Intel 7260 AC. I used 5GHz 802.11n, but after the upgrade, the 5GHz band becomes unusably slow (some web pages ...
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ubuntu wireless signal low on my pc

I have 2 computers both with Ubuntu. With both of them I connect to a WIFI router. The problem is that with one of them the wifi signal seems to be lower, i.e. it looks like the receiver of one ...
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Inconsistent Wireless Connection Independent of Network

My laptop creates below-average wireless LAN connections regardless of network or location. Often, I'm sitting right next to someone on the same network, (or even where someone sat a few minutes ago), ...
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What might be causing my WiFi router to suddenly reduce it's signal?

I have a LinkSys WRT54G router/access point connected to a wireless broadband internet modem. All machines in the house (MacBook, Android, XP laptop) use the wireless for internet. Today, the ...
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Same ISP, same place but different wireless modem signals

I have 2 3G usb modems. 1 is ZTE and the other one is Huawei, both use a same ISP at same place. But the problem is that Huawei's device gets 3 signals while ZTE's device seldom get a single signal. ...
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Why do I see an orange star in the tray even when I'm not connected to a VPN?

I think I've encountered a bug when connected to Wi-Fi and having a VPN connection set up. Instead of the Wi-Fi signal I see an orange star, even though I am not connected to the VPN: And it ...
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Unable to connect to wifi router [duplicate]

I have a Dlink DIR-524 wifi router. The problem is when I go to another room (this room is next to the room where the router is placed. The room is of normal size not big), I am unable to connect to ...
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Which methods help to improve wireless signal strength? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Improve Wireless Signal How to extend Wi-Fi signal across rooms? I have a Billion BiPAC 7401VGP R3 VoIP router. My router sits inside my living room, and there are ...