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How to increase the range of my laptop's built-in antenna?

I am using a Compaq Presario 3045US laptop. It has a built-in wifi antenna. I subscribe to a 802.11b ISP. Is there a way I can increase the range of my laptop's antenna?
Thanking all in anticiapation.

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Thanks for the reply. This was very useful, however one further question. I could not locate DWL-900AP (or perhaps DWL-900AP+) on Dlink site. So I looked up the nearest match, DWL-800AP+. The setup instructions say "To repeat the wireless signal, enter the 12 digit Ethernet MAC Address of the wireless router or access point" (ref ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dwl800AP+/QIG/dwl800AP+_QIG_100.pdf). If you'd recollect I mentioned that my ISP provides Wifi access. I am not sure that he is going to tell me MAC address of his AP to me. In his present setup he clearly doesnot have to provide his customers this info.
Regards

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I don't need the MAC address of a WAP, but that of the PC or device I have. THe output of the ARP command may reveal such.

The repeater would NOT have to know such things. I know, I've installed more than a few.

Bob

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