Hello, i realized a WLAN in my small apartment. Works ok, the only thing is that i have my desktop in a bad place for receiving WLAN signal.
I receive it with a PCI WLAN card. The antenna is on the back and the case is very close to the (big and thick) wall, on its right a wooden drawer, on the left a (small) sub woofer. The AP is about 10m on the right, with no other obstacles in the line of sight except from the above mentioned wooden drawer. My hypothesis is that the wire web that's usually on the back of the PC causes some interference/shielding, as does the wall and the case itself. The wooden drawer shouldn't be much trouble, am I right?
Not to mention that pulling the PC 20cm or so apart from the wall the signal becomes VERY GOOD. Note: my laptop on the side of the pc or ON the drawer gets an excellent signal.
Now, the question: how can I workaround this problem, possibly in a frugal way? I've see cantennas and parabolas, but I doubt they will do the job. One thing that'd work would be to get an rf cable and place the antenna ON the drawer, but I would like to spare that money if possible. I was thinking about shielding other cables... But this being a problem of shielding from the wall, I doubt it will do the job...