Expanding my wifi range

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My original setup is an E1000 Cisco Linksys router.
The coverage is OK, but I have som buildings seperated from my house, that I would like to be within my wifi network.

Therefore I bought myself a D-Link DIR-635 router, a Trendnet TEW-A0120 antenna, and a 8 m. cable from Trendnet TEW-L208.

I have placed the antenna under the roof (asbestos plates) in vertical position, however the signal from the E1000 is still (a bit) better than my new setup.

What could I be doing wrong?
Question by:bsit
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    by:Istvan Kalmar

    Under the omni antennas, the signal is low, please see this:

    S you need to move the antenna the corner of the building...

    Author Comment

    In the house, the signal is very high, but when I move away from the building, both the cisco and the D-Link signal gets lower. Before I reach the other building, both signals are gone, but the D-link signal drops before the Cisco

    Accepted Solution

    I never got it running with the omni directional, so I ended up placing linksys range extenders here and there...

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    Found an alternative solution

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