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Weak wireless network signal on cell phones

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Hello Experts,

I have an issue where cell phones are not getting the wireless signal as well as the laptops. I have a Ubiquiti PicoStation HP thats about 200 feet away secured with WPA2. With the laptops, I get full bars and great network speed. With any type of cell phone, Andriod, iPhone the signal drops out or there is only one bar.

I do not mind using a range extender, if someone can stear me to a better version then the Linksys one that would be great.

Thanks!
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Small phones, small antenna, small battery. Normal to have less signal.

Can you run a LAN cable in the direction? Then just setup another wireless access point (or a router with the router stuff turned off). Much better success this way than a wifi extender.
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I agree that is the best way, but it is across a street, no way to run a cable.
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Can you put a better or directional antenna on?
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I think I have a directional AP I can use. Thanks for the help!
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I would add an access point in WDS-station mode...
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