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is a booster really a booster??

by kass23 / January 7, 2006 12:41 PM PST

so theres this place below my house that offers free wireless internet... the first few days that i had my new laptop i was able to get on it but now my comp can detect the network but cant connect to it because the signal isnt strong enough...i was told that if i got a booster card for my laptop i would make the signal stronger...
i just thought i might be able to get a relay of some sort and perhaps put it by my window... to be honest i dont know what i should do. i dont want to spend money on one or the other without knowing what is going to work properly.

thanks,
L.i.s.

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if you have a linksys router,
by 0wnz / January 8, 2006 4:28 AM PST
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Internal Network Card
by Scott Simontis / January 8, 2006 7:47 AM PST

If you get an external card, it isn't going to have the range of an external card. So, you might be out of luck unless you buy a range extender where you can get a signal.

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