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Boost your WiFi connection range!

  • busylizzy

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location New Zealand
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    Having just done the rounds in Burma, I found several times that whilst hotels are now offering WiFi, it's sometimes only available in the lobby area. Or, if you're on the top floor of a tall, skinny hotel, the WiFi just doesn't quite reach the room.

    I've been using a WiFi 'booster' with really good success. Essentially if I can't pick up a signal with my ultrabook, I plug this in and all of a sudden I've got a very good connection. Of course, your internet speed is only as good as their broadband connection in the first place - which isn't always very good in Burma! But in means I have the option to sit in the air-conditioned comfort of my room while working online.

    This one I bought is here: http://www.amazon.com/Alfa-AWUS036H-Upgraded-Wireless-Long-Rang/dp/B000QYGNKQ/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

    It's very small, light and easy to carry. I just slip it into the pocket of the neoprene case that I use for my laptop.

    (No vested interest in this... just sharing the info! Also, I'm not overly techo when it comes to how it works, but there is loads of info on the review pages on the link above.)

    #1 Posted: 31/10/2013 - 01:40

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  • morgen

    Joined Travelfish
    25th December, 2013
    Posts: 5

    wireless devices as needed. A Wi-Fi signal amplifier (sometimes called "signal booster") attaches to a router, access point or Wi-Fi client at the place where the antenna connects. Bi-directional antennas amplify the wireless signal in both transmit and receive directions. These should be used as Wi-Fi transmissions are two-way radio communications.

    #2 Posted: 25/12/2013 - 01:55

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