802.11g Wireless Router/Signal Booster/Wireless Antenna to Network

802.11g Wireless Router/Signal Booster/Wireless Antenna to Network

Post by O K » Tue, 03 Feb 2004 11:57:03


I have a question about adding a wireless antenna or signal booster to
my home network.

My current setup is I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router which
supports B and G infrastructure. I have a 802.11b Wireless PCI card
in my PC. In my condo, I can verify that the wireless portion of the
network between the wireless router and my PC are functioning. I then
take my PC to another floor in my building, and I get little to no
signal. I would like to add either a signal booster and/or an antenna
to make my network functional.

From the reading that I have done, I can't determine where the
antenna needs to be installed if I go this route. Is it installed on
the PCI portion of the network, or the router portion of the network.
As the router TX's and RX's, is the problem with the low transmission
power from the router and therefore I need a wireless antenna on the
PC, or is the problem the low transmission power from the PCI card to
the router upstairs? I can't figure out which hardware I need to make
this functional.

Please contact me directly at XXXX@XXXXX.COM (remove the *)


Thanks,

Owen