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Best accessory for improving wireless range/speed/reliability?


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Dominicc2003

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Hi everyone,
I was wondering what antenna/whatever you think I should get which falls under these categories?:

Under £60; easy-ish to install, improves wireless range dramatically, preferably something that connects to the laptop - not the router, something that should make my wireless signal much more reliable so I can play games online without packets always getting lost etc (don't have ethernet near my PC)?

I've got my eyes on the Wi-Fire and Cantenna. Do they live up to the hype? Will they probably help reduce the lag I'm experiencing in online games (on ethernet I don't lag)? Is there anything just as good/better than these antennas?


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...there must be some people with experience with the WiFire/Cantenna/alternative products!

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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I do not know any thing about the WiFire/Cantenna/alternative products.
My suggestion would be to go with the draft N router and adapter. Only that will cost more then £60.
I really just did not want you to feel ignored. Please be patient and some one with more knowledge will give you a good answer.
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I do not know any thing about the WiFire/Cantenna/alternative products.
My suggestion would be to go with the draft N router and adapter. Only that will cost more then £60.
I really just did not want you to feel ignored. Please be patient and some one with more knowledge will give you a good answer.
Thank you.


Thanks for the reply, I'll be more patient then :)

Yeah, I was considering a draft-N router + adapter but thought it wouldn't be best for me because I might want to use this with my grandparents' router too, and theirs isn't draft-N so the adapter woudn't help in that case.

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Hello,
here is a link to the (UK) Linksys wireless G range expander.
I do not know if this will help.
Thank you.
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