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How to improve WLAN?

by bebo / November 30, 2004 11:02 AM PST

I've received a Dell Inspiron 1150 as a gift. Although I know it is not the greatest laptop out there, I'm liking it so far. The WLAN modem is great. I'am receiving a very good signal in my studio (don't know from where)and I'm having fun gettin' online, wireless!.

I have a trip coming that will last at least 3 months. I was already looking up for an internet provider while I'm on my trip. But!!!! now that I have this laptop, with this modem, I'll give it a try first with the WLAN, and see if I can keep connecting for free.

My question is: is there any way I can boost the signal that I'm receiving? Any kind of device?

Thanks for your help.

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