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hi all, sorry for my english
my laptop wifi performance is bad. compaq v2000 turion. i've got a big
flat but a small bank money. i'm not interested in upgrading my card -
it's very good- am not interested in reflectors or dishes or whatever i
see on internet. what i want to know and can't to find is
inter-computer hack to increase the range of signal. in other worlds,
is there some way to configure my card - or laptop - to pickup my weak
signal?? there  must be "hack" to pickup my "distant" signal but i
haven't been able to find it in system data. the presario aren't
helping nor neither are the d-link peoples. so the question is, does
there exist any advice for changing the settings of a computer with
wifi card to pick up larger distance?
thank you much

gideon


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Not interested in focussing the signal via a reflector or changing
antenna?

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Because it's a computer, there *must* be a hack to quadruple the power
output and magically increase the receive sensitivity of the radio, is
that it?

No, go back to the first solution and look at tinfoil reflectors!

David.

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this tinfoil. where do u get it? best buy men dont have tinfoil - they
say alnimum??


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Actually it's called aluminium :)

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David Taylor wrote:

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Actually, even though I grew up calling it aluminium, by international
agreement chemists call it aluminum.  (yeah, I saw the smiley, but it's
time to realize that the sun has set on the Empire ;-) )
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derek

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Care to cite the source of that name change? :)

I'm happy with Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium

I found it on the internet, so it must be true ;)

David.

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Would you believe alumine or alumium?  
  http://www.world-aluminium.org/history/language.html
For oxide, is it alumina, alumine, or aluminia?



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150 Felker St #D    http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
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Jeff Liebermann wrote:

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Yeah, I already apologized to David.  My HS chemistry teacher insisted the
international society had standardized on the American spelling.  He lied
to us :-(  Who'd have thought that teachers could get things wrong?  I'm
devastated.
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derek

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Sucks eh?  Ask a politician next time for a factual answer! <yeah right>

I'm figuring that at least in Canada, you can spell colour correctly and
centre too.

Sorry, we digress. :)

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jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us says...
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That link works for me Jeff, particularly the bit:-

"the word ALUMINIUM was adopted by the International Union of Pure and
Applied Chemists"

:)

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Some standards organization.  Go to their search page at:
  http://www.iupac.org/general/search.php
and punch in aluminum or aluminium.  It get 220 for aluminum and 243
for aluminium.  37 page show both.  They don't even follow their own
standards.  Mailing address in Triangle Research Park in North
Carolina.  Methinks they're traitors to the American way of
mis-spelling.





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im sorry guys. it's was the neurontin. made me psychotic. just visiting
anyway. ill go back to the schizo group. but thanks for the helpful
response chaver jeff.
hell at least i added some excitement to your major geek forum. aside i
will put anything metal on my head. right now i am sporting a
fashionable cranial barbell weight. it does the body good. well that's
it. bye bye. back to crazyland


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http://www.freeantennas.com EZ-12.
I choose to ignore the "i'm not interested".

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Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA  38.8,-122.5


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salesman (school project)


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He's not selling those antennas.  They're free and very easy to build.
  http://www.freeantennas.com
If you have a limited budget, building one of these cardboard and
aluminium foil reflectors will probably give you the best range
improvment for the small amount of money spent.

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Jeff Liebermann  150 Felker St #D Santa Cruz CA 95060
831.336.2558 voice        
http://www.LearnByDestroying.com           AE6KS
http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann
jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us    jeffl@cruzio.com


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Let me put this bluntly...

Try clicking on the link you twit!

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Thus spake G:

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But you don't tell us the make or model of the card. I presume it's D-Link?
What model?

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There is no way to boost the reception of a distant signal in any card, that
I know of. Certain cards allow you to increase the *output* of the
transmitted signal, but that is only half of the formula (you must increase
output power *and* receiver sensitivity in order to successfully increase
your card's performance).

If your card has an external antenna connector (is there a small plastic
cover on the side of the card?), you can use an external antenna which may --
depending on the antenna -- increase both your received signal and your
transmitted signal.

But then, you're not interested in that solution...

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Good luck,
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Please, no "Go Google this" replies. I wouldn't
ask a question here if I hadn't done that already.

DaveC
me@privacy.net
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thank u sir. u r right that i am not interested in such solution not
b/c i am cheapskate. but everyperson is not rich. i have the computer
but going out an buying an antenna is too much ok. that's why i had
posted. but thnks for the advice. if i get the chance i WILL explore
the other options. i want internet now thow.


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http://www.freeantennas.com
What is special about that name, to a cheapskate?
http://www.rahul.net/dold/clarence/EZ12-windsurfer.jpg

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Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA  38.8,-122.5


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helpful. not so much of a dickhead. (this is for a school project)


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