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Topic # 13748 27-May-2007 17:34
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Hello,
I'm using a D-Link DSL-G604T wireless modem/router (as supplied by Telecom, firmware
V3.00B01T01.TX.20060516 ), but the wireless range is not very good.
Is there a simple and fairly inexpensive way to extend this range a little (I'd like to get a steady connection two rooms away)?

Is it just a case of unscewing the supplied aerial and fitting a bigger replacement? If so, where is best to buy one? I've tried browsing around, and found 1m and 3m aerails but there's nothing specifically recommended for my modem.

Cheers,
John.

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  Reply # 72407 27-May-2007 18:48
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Thanks Tony,
I'm new around here; I did try looking back through the broadband posts but didn't even realise there was a WiFi forum !Embarassed

At the sake of looking a bit more green, I tried following the links in you original reply, but they both point to Dick Smiths 
" Today's "Limited Time Only" Picks ".  I even tried putting 5db & 7db in the search box, but nothing looked suitable?

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John

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  Reply # 72409 27-May-2007 19:07
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Hi John,

Look at the url, there is a catalogue code. ie they are

XH6914
XH9057


Type that into the search field, and the product will appear.



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  Reply # 72411 27-May-2007 19:42
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rscole86: Hi John,

Look at the url, there is a catalogue code. ie they are

XH6914
XH9057


Type that into the search field, and the product will appear.


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  Reply # 72701 29-May-2007 15:11
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I bought an antenna 9dbi($40) for one of my pc. Now its much stable then before. Now I'm thinking to buy the antennas for my router.



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  Reply # 72742 29-May-2007 19:08
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01EG: I bought an antenna 9dbi($40) for one of my pc. Now its much stable then before. Now I'm thinking to buy the antennas for my router.


Could you please let me know where you got the antenna from at this price?  I did balk a bit at the $90 tag from Dick Smoth, and was considering getting on for £26 from Amazon... However $40 is a LOT cheaper Tongue out 
Cheers,
John

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  Reply # 72746 29-May-2007 19:34
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Check your PM or e-mail. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post TradeMe link, so I sent you email.

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  Reply # 72749 29-May-2007 19:53
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We dont mind trademe links that are relevant - e.g. clearly in this case the user is looking for a specific product, so if someone wants to chime in with the URL, feel free.







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  Reply # 72750 29-May-2007 20:07
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tonyhughes: We dont mind trademe links that are relevant - e.g. clearly in this case the user is looking for a specific product, so if someone wants to chime in with the URL, feel free.

Thanks, then, for all others who are interested in the antennas _http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=1248657



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Reply # 72780 29-May-2007 23:16
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Thanks O1EG Smile

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  Reply # 72923 31-May-2007 00:24
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Just be aware that the higher gain antennas flatten the signal to be closer to the horizontal plane (assuming the antenna is vertical) so if you have to also push signal to up or downstairs they will make it worse in those areas.

If the router is at one end of the house you may be better off with a panel antenna, but the best solution is another access point further along the house.




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