Level one Directional Antenna recomendations?

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I want to bring my wireless Nic's antenna out from behind my computer case
and I thought about trying the Level One WAN-1160 since it can be gotten for
less than $20.  My signal strength is around -44 dBm on Network stumbler and
I don't really have many problems but I do get occasional disconnects.  Does
this antenna seem ok or would going with an cabled omni directional be the
better choice.

http://www.level1.com.au/products/wan-1160.php


My setup:

WRT54GL (thibor 15c) router downstairs communicating with a Gigabyte
wireless Nic upstairs approx 30% angle at 40-50 ft with signal going through
just wooden floor.

 



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Your WRT54G has a RP-TNC connector so the WAN-1160 cable won't fit.

Check these pages
 http://www.hyperlinktech.com/web/wifi_antennas.php#



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I'm connecting the antenna to the Gigabyte nic adapter located on the back
side of the computer.  Its current antenna is a reversed SMA and the Level
One antenna says it has a SMA connector.  Will it fit?

The point of this project was I was thinking having the antenna behind the
computer could cause occasional interference so I would put a cabled antenna
on it to improve on this.


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Thanks,

Your site is helpful.  Will consider that 5dBi indoor omni directional you
have.  Turns out the the Level one has a RP-SMA connector included.


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Remember that the stock antennas have a radiation pattern shaped like a
donut.  You probably want the antennas broadside to each other, maybe like
a parallelogram.  Except if you are trying to go through a floor, a bounce
to a stairwell might be better... hard to say.

One of the directional aftermarket antennas would probably help, or maybe a
simple reflector.  If it's working some of the time now, a free reflector
might be all the improvement you need.

http://www.freeantennas.com EZ-12, Windsurfer reflector.
printed on photo paper for thick stock, with aluminum foil glued to the
sail, provides a substantial boost in signal.
http://www.rahul.net/dold/clarence/EZ12-windsurfer.jpg

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