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Better reception of unsecured networks

by jmcdaniel1122 / March 19, 2007 7:23 AM PDT

There are a number of unsecured wireless networks in my neighborhood, however, reception is weak inside my house. Is there anyway to "boost" the reception of these networks on my laptop? I have a Dell Latitude D620 with a standard Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card.

thx in advance, jm

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I think our forum policies kick in here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2007 7:29 AM PDT

Since you didn't ask to use their network it's not allowed.


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Huh? Forum policies...
by jmcdaniel1122 / March 19, 2007 7:37 AM PDT

One is a coffee shop & the other is a liquor store. Both offer free access to customers of which I'm a regular. Why would this not be allowed?

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Just read the policies. But now you've helped by..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2007 7:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Huh? Forum policies...

Telling a wee bit more. Here's some range extenders that others have used.

Have fun and please read those policies so nothing bad happens.


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mind your own business
by rub13dez / June 29, 2009 3:27 AM PDT

first of all thats not what he asked" Since you didn't ask to use their network it's not allowed."and if they dont have there internet secured then thats there fault

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Wireless Signals
by cashtutor / July 2, 2009 4:03 AM PDT

Yagi antenna seems like a good choice.

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