Boost wifi range

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by crazyqlion, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. crazyqlion macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I’m currently stationed in Iraq for the next 10 months, they are setting up a wireless internet service for us to use it from our rooms, but the problems is that my room is a lil far from the spot, and for those that don’t know, our rooms are basically conexes, so I live inside a metal box, also around our rooms we have 15 feet high concrete barriers:mad::mad:. To pick up signal I have to sit outside but it’s still weak and will not connect. I was reading about a “wireless repeater” to boost my connection or distance. Does anyone know anything about this and can anyone tell me which one is the best for a macbook. Can anyone please help a soldier out!!!!! Thanks guys
     
  2. jtibbitt macrumors regular

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    I know that the Linksys wireless routers have at least two methods to increase the signal. I used to have a signal booster box that attached right to the router. And I also remember seeing extended antennas that could be swapped out with the original antennas on the router. It doesn't sound quite like what you had in mind though. Also, if you have a unibody MB, then it's wireless sensitivity is not that good. My old white MB could pick up many more signals and from much further than my new aluminum MB. Good luck.
     
  3. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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  4. Sobek macrumors newbie

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    How about the Wi-Fire Long-range Wifi adapter? Works with Macs, and the engadget review seems to be quite happy with it:

    No too pricey either. Keep yourself safe out there crazyqlion!
     

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