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Can I force my router to transmit using all three of its antennas?

I am using this tool to study channel state information in a Wi-Fi connection. I have a TP-Link AC1750 router with three antennas, and I installed an Intel 5300 NIC (with three antennas connected) ...
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What antennas do I use with an Intel 5300 NIC?

I am working on a project using this tool to collect channel state information from a Wi-Fi connection. The tool was specifically designed for the Intel 5300 NIC, so I ordered the card online. The NIC ...
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Replacing internal antenna cable for hp 15-r205nl

As I said in the title I need to replace the internal antenna cable of my hp 15-r205nl laptop. I've already removed the broken one. The connector is a standard PCIe wireless adapter connector. I've ...
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Not sure why I get errors of missing blocks when trying examples in Gnuradio Companion

I just started working with GNURadio without much of familiarity about this software. I found a couple examples online and I tried to run them but I get many Missing Block errors. Thats how it looks ...
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Can I use any type of wifi antenna extension cable for dual-band signals?

I've a wifi network card capable of dual-band signals. The card is able to connect to either the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz signals from the router. As the antennas are attached to the card behind the desktop ...
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Do I need to replace WiFi antennas in my laptop when upgrading the WiFi module?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote LM85 laptop that comes with an Atheros AR5B95 WiFi module (mini-PCIe, 1x1, marketed as 802.11n (actually b/g for all practical purposes, maximum connection speed 54Mbps),...
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Changing one antenna of my double-antenna router

Recently I installed some ip cameras. One of them is laggy due to poor wifi reception. I'm currently using a wifi-repeater to boost my wifi but still, is not enough (according to linssid i'm getting ...
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What are the key things you need to know in choosing a replacement Wi-Fi antenna?

What are the key things you need to know in choosing a replacement Wi-Fi antenna? So far I have not been able to find general guidance on this, searches mainly turn up individual product details or ...
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What are the standard types of Wi-Fi antenna connectors? [closed]

What are the standard types of Wi-Fi antenna connectors? It seems like there is more than one variation of a screw-on type of connector, but I haven't been able to find specifics of what types, ...
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Can I remove and use laptop's wifi card and internal antenna on desktop build w/Asus Gene V mPCIe Combo Card?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but let's give it a shot. My friend recently bought a used desktop build with Asus Gene V motherboard(link below) that comes with a mPCIe Combo Card ...
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Eduroam extension with antenna

My computer has Windows 10. I can connect to eduroam with my University email and password but the signal is weak in the room of my dormitory. I'd like to extend it so I've bought this antenna. I've ...
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Buoy Antenna for long range wifi bridge over water [closed]

I would like to setup a wifi bridge from a LAN on shore to a Buoy in the ocean (1,3 or 5 miles away) which would be tethered to an ROV. My question is what would be the best antenna and frequency to ...
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Can I receive stronger signals from nearby routers if I get a powerful antenna?

I have a netgear wireless wireless adapter without a antenna which i can receive signals from routers which never appear on my macbook or phone but there is AP rate limiting. Like if my friend lives ...
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What type of Mounting Bracket is this? Where can I purchase it? HP pavillion p6823w

I am in the process of upgrading several internal computer components. There are two small brackets at the bottom of the area where the fan is mounted. I would like to add some antenna ports or a USB ...
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Can an access point use multiple extension antennas to cover separate rooms?

I'm trying to come up with a WiFi solution for an industrial building, 100 ft long by 50 ft wide, with 3 main areas. See image below Concrete walls separate the rooms, and the one long room is a semi-...
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Possibility of setting up a generic wireless modem and use an ISP's SIM card at home [closed]

I'm planning to set up either a home modem or mobile modem to use in our home. This would be connected to an external antenna, and will use either prepaid or postpaid SIM card. Current requirements: ...
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how the two external antennas in a wifi range extender work

I was just wondering, in a wifi range extender with two positionable external antennas, how the antennas work, for example, are they used only to resend the wifi signal or they are used to receive ...
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antenna configuration of wireless card in MacBook Pro?

Does anybody know what is the antenna configuration of wireless card in MacBook Pro? I wonder if it is 11ac 1x1, 2x2 or 3x3? MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Interfaces: en0: Card Type: ...
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Would a better antenna improve my wireless signal reception

I have a Verizon Wireless Home Fusion wireless system with a cantena antenna, however, living out in the woods reduces my receive signal strength. Would replacing the Cantena with a high gain yagi or ...
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how much the number of dbi affects the RSSI value?

I would like to connect to a public hotspot but it's far from my house: I analysed the open network through airodump-ng utility and saw the RSSI value is only -90. I wonder if it's worthwhile to buy ...
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Routers Wireless range: dBm vs dBi

I hope this is the right place to ask this: I intend to buy a new router, but now I am confused about the difference between dBm and dBi. I have have two routers in head, one of them is 2dBi and the ...
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MIMO vs phased antenna in rapidly changing environment

I have not found any good description of MIMO and am most concerned with the input. As I understand it, the inputs from all the antennas are monatored and the one with the best signal is used. In my ...
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Does my D-Link DWR 921 router use both antennas for an LTE connection?

I just purchased a D-Link DWR 921 router, which has a slot for a SIM card. This is related to the internet speed/LTE reception, not the wireless (wifi). It has two detachable antennas, and I ...
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How to Study this 4G Network Failure?

The mimo antenna is directed towards the 4G tower. I keep the signal strength at 75% because it reaches this way the best ping, download and upload rates. However, I am experiencing failures in ...
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Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmission?

Does disabling SSID broadcasting lower a wifi antenna's total power transmitted to the surrounding environment? If yes or no , I would be glad if someone could give me any reference or measurements: ...
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Choosing WiFi Router/Repeater Antennas: Gain vs Directionality + Combinations

My apartment complex offers free WiFi, and the landlord has said I may use it from my apartment, but the signal is quite weak. I would like to get a range extender to pick up the distant signal but ...
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How to measure an antenna strength?

I am testing two consumer grade WiFi AP and if I believed specifications AP1 should be more powerful than AP2, but from the first tests I made that is not true. Unfortunately both the AP manufacturer ...
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Can Long range WiFi be possible if One end is having a high gain antenna and the other end is a Laptop or Mobile Phone?

If a Wi Fi setup uses a high gain directional quarter wave antenna say 15dbi gain at a height and it got a range of 1 kilometers. If a client laptop or a smartphone placed 900 meters away from the ...
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Trasmission data sheet for Google OnHub / TP-LINK TGR1900

I live in Israel and I ordered the new Google OnHub (which is manufactured by TP-LINK as TGR1900) via Amazon. It has been held up in customs and I need to report the following information regarding ...
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How would I mount WiFi antennas inside this small PC?

I am making a small PC and internal antennas would be preferable. I see devices like Intel NUC and Gigabyte BRIX miniature PCs which have effective internal antennas. Basically, what type of antenna ...
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Wireless connection: Link Quality: What does “31/70” indicate?

I know that the link quality indicates the packet drops, errors etc. But when it tells me that link quality is "31/70", what is '31' and what is '70'?
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What properties does a new antenna change in a router/access point?

If I buy new antennas for my wireless router or for an access point what properties can I expect to be improved and worsen? I expect the antenna's range to be improved but does the antenna itself has ...
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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 0....
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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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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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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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Is there any way to improve poor antenna reception between an old computer to a modern digital TV?

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 I'...
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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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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 ...