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Wireless networking anybody?

How to boost a signal to a blind spot.

     
11:26 am on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We have a wireless network that works really well. Due to the nature of the office it took some jigging to get the best possible signal to all machines. The problem is we have a bit of a blind spot that we can't get around.

Does anybody know of a good product, preferably cheap, that could boost the signal to this one machine? We get great recepton to the rest of the office so we don't really need to boost the overall reception if this is not necessary.

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Shanz

11:27 am on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Buy a can of foldgers and build a cantenna:

[turnpoint.net...]

12:22 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How good does it work. And how in the world did you find that site? :)

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12:24 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I believe it was via Chris Pirillo's LockerGnome [lockergnome.com] site.

Supposidly, they work as good -- if not better -- than commercial solutions. There are arguements over which type of can works the best. A standard US 5lb can of coffee is suppose to do the trick as good as any.

1:05 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Excellent, If nothing else I will have a blast trying this and the look on the boss's face should be a picture. :o

Shanz