I have a LinkSys WAP54G in my house. I am using it with AirPort Express, which works fine and a camera, which doesn't always work fine. One nice thing is that the camera does have a display that will show me signal strength. The access point's location (1st floor office) is optimized for my wife's usage of the AirPort Express, which is used daily.
The problem I am having is that the signal level goes to nothing when the camera is where it is most often used, my studio (living room/dinning room) and by my computer (basement). When in the living room, the signal has to go through a wall, which I believe is a support wall. The wall does NOT have any air ducts in it. Then of course the basement, well, if the camera is right under the access point, I get a2/5 ~4/5 signal, but over by my desk it is zero.
The antenna on the camera unit is only designed for a 10 meter range but there is much bigger antenna that that will give the unit a 150 meter range for $120. Then I have seen that LinkSys does sell a High Gain Antenna for about $60. Does anyone if simply upgrading the LinkSys will fix my problem? I would prefer not to have the huge antenna on the camera, nor the extra cost.
Here is a review of the camera/wireless unit I have:Sam