I need to put a PC on a second room and share an existing broadband
connection. In a test with my laptop, signal strength may be two low.
Since the PC (desktop) needs a WiFi adapter, anyway, one of the things
I'm thinking of trying is a USB WiFi adapter with a long USB
cable. That will allow be to place the "antenna" in a better location.
Are any USB WiFi adapters particularly sensitive or have better
Any other experiences?
Yes, some are definitely better then others, I get good results with D-Link
G122 which come with good cradle / stand, which makes is easy to put a
reflector behind it. Mine is just a aluminium foil covered V shaped card
standing on it edges, makes a lot of difference, my signal comes from
another building 80m away, at an acute angle trough two sets of double
glazed and leaded windows.
But some also applies to routers, Draytek Vigor 2600VG WiFi router works
great for me, others (Netgear, D-Link, Zyxel) didn't.
I am currently connected to a WiFi access point 2.2 miles across the bay
with a Hawking HWU8DD adapter. I have two USB extension cables, in
addition to the cable that came with it, between the adapter and my
laptop, for a total of around 20' of cable. Here's a picture: