[LUNI] Linksys Wireless range issue
Joel F. Hacker
hacker at cig.mot.com
Sat Mar 2 12:48:11 CST 2002
I have always had the best success with the Lucent cards. Silver will
probably perform just as well as the gold ones though...(only difference
is the level of encryption it is enabled). Lucent Orinco cards also have
jacks for external antennas which promise a fix to your "distance issue".
2.4 GHz is starting to become LOS, but should be able to penetrate
better than that unless there is concrete and steel between your floors...
sounds like a pretty lousy antenna design to me.
David Gibbs wrote:
> At 01:35 AM 3/2/2002, you wrote:
> >However when I tried to hook the WPC into a PC two floors down, in the
> >basement, I was astounded to see that I had _no_ signal. Plugging the
> >WAP into various outlets around the house showed that I could get
> >between 60% and 30% signal one floor above the basement and around 30%
> >signal from the 2nd floor down to the ground.
> The WPC11 card is notorious for having poor range. I had the WAP11/WPC11
> combo and couldn't go more than 30 feet away (LOS) without loosing
> significant signal.
> My recommendation would be to get rid of the WPC11 and get a
> Orinoco/Lucent/Agere gold card (or a card based on the same chipset). This
> card has wonderful range.
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Joel F. Hacker
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