Does anyone know how to increase power to belkin USB wifi ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RomanTPA, May 9, 2011.

  1. RomanTPA macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    I was wondering how to increase power to a wifi usb so i can reach my router downstairs.

    it has 500mA available, however out of the box it runs less.

    Here is some more info on the usb stick:

    Belkin 54g USB Network Adapter:

    Product ID: 0x7050
    Vendor ID: 0x050d (Belkin Corporation)
    Version: 0.01
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Belkin
    Location ID: 0x24100000
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 300

    Vendor: Belkin
    Device: F5D7050
    MAC range: 00:11:50
    FCC ID: K7S-F5D7050A
    Chipset: rt2571F

    Im running an intel 13" macbook
    osx 10.6.7

    thank you guys
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I don't believe you can, plus that wouldn't make it get a signal. Why can't you use the standard Airport antenna that is built in? That also seems strange that you can't see your network within the same house. I can even get mine next door occasionally.
  3. RomanTPA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    To make the long story short..

    I need to use the belkin usb for my school project.
    The wireless router is in my garage 1 floor bellow and 2 rooms over.
    Its too far for this older usb wifi to pick up strong signal in my bedroom.
    I read somewhere a while back that you can up the power of usb devices.

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