[mythtv-users] (slightly OT) improving wireless connections

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Oct 27 11:15:23 EDT 2005

Nelson Tang wrote:

>Hello list members, I've been following the list for awhile, and
>hopefully this isn't too far OT for the list:
>I use to live in a two-story townhouse and had my Myth BE/FE
>downstairs, connected via 802.11g to a FE running on my desktop
>machine upstairs.  My wireless signal was great, and I could watch
>something on the FE with only a rare occasional stutter.
>Now, I've moved to a 3-story townhouse, and the BE/FE is all the way
>in the basement, but the desktop machine is on the upper floor, so
>it's two floors away.  Now my wireless signal is so weak that if I try
>to watch something on the FE I get pauses every few seconds, making
>things unwatchable.  (While downloading a file over the net, I was
>getting about 10Mb/s, so definitely too slow.)
>So, my question is, is there a good way to improve my wireless signal?
> Any placement tips, antenna orientation, etc.?  Any references online
>I can read?  If it matters, the two stations are a Linksys WRT54G with
>a Sveasoft firmware (don't remember which version offhand) on the
>FE/BE and a Netgear WGT624v2.
Get a range expander to rebroadcast your signal.  Put it on the floor of 
the house between the backend and frontend.


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