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Author Topic: Increasing Range  (Read 1684 times)

dcrahn

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Increasing Range
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:00:20 AM »

I recently purchased the DGL4500 and so far it has worked great. I have limited knowledge on this wireless stuff so please bear with me. So far it has worked great but I have a weak signal when I'm out in my workshop. Can I hook up some kind of outdoor antenna to improve the signal? It's approximately 200 feet to my shop and the building is metal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Increasing Range
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 08:14:31 AM »

CHANGE THE Wireless Channel tO Channel Width OF 20 TO 40MHZ TRY THAT ..
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Re: Increasing Range
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 04:45:27 PM »

You can connect up a external antennas to help increase ranges. There are various antennas that you can connect. The 4500 has 3 so it might depend on what band you use mostly and which antenna to use.

I would also see what band and mode you really need. If you don't need the Mixed Mode of WiFi, try using a dual or single mode to get better range of signal. Some people use G mode only at 2.4Ghz and have better range. If you don't have any devices that use A/B then switch to dual or single mode if there isn't a real need for mixed modes. Mixed modes shortens the range.
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