try to get an antenna cable extension, and put the antenna near the trailer window.
Or maybe you might want to make your own antenna using a can.. search with google for 'cantenna'
you may also look at radiolabs.com for antenna booster/amplifier.
All of the above is applicable only if your wifi card has removable antenna.
To use a repeater or range expander, it might involve some configuration... look at linksys.com or google it.
Hi all: I was hoping you knowledgeable folks could point me in the right direction.
Hubby is stationed in Iraq right now on a base which allows wireless internet with a wireless card (cost: $26 for 10 hours service). Hubby has no control over the source. I am not sure how the wireless signal is being broadcast, but he has a wireless card which can pick up the signal when he is sitting outside his trailer with the laptop. However, when he is sitting inside his trailer (living quarters), his signal goes down dramatically and he isn't able to stay connected reliably. In order to get a better signal in his trailer, would he need a wireless access point in the trailer with an antenna outside the trailer, maybe? Or would a repeater do it?
I tried to do some research on antennas, but a lot of the articles implied that the antenna has to be placed at the source, to which my hubby does not have access. Basically, I am needing to know if there is anything he can do on the receiving end to boost reception in a trailer. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kim