External Antenna 2

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Stuart Dennett, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Hi again. I just need to make sure of a few things that were hinted at in
    an earlier thread.

    My room is lined with aluminium. I cannot get a good signal from my
    wireless router even if I have the router in the same room as my computer.
    Is this to be expected, or is my card broken?

    Can I buy an external antenna (like a desktop one) to run from my wireless
    network card to outside the room? Is this likely to work? Which one should
    I buy?

    If instead I have to buy an access point connected wirelessly to the router,
    stick it outside my room and connect it to my computer via a cable, how come
    the Belkin access point (for example) seems to cost the same as a Belkin
    router, given that the router can function as an access point and do more
    besides?

    Thanks,
    Stuart Dennett
     
    Stuart Dennett, Sep 6, 2003
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