+  D-Link Forums
|-+  D-Link GamerLounge» DGL-4500» Increasing Range
Username:
Password:
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Increasing Range  (Read 1521 times)
dcrahn
Level 1 Member
*
Posts: 1


« 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.
Logged
Smith
Level 2 Member
**
Posts: 58



« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 08:14:31 AM »

CHANGE THE Wireless Channel tO Channel Width OF 20 TO 40MHZ TRY THAT ..
Logged
FurryNutz
Poweruser
  ▲
▲ ▲
*****
Posts: 25239


D-Link Global Forum Moderator


WWW
« 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.
Logged

Cable:50mb/3Mb>Motorola SB6180>DIR-868L>HP 24pt Gb Switch. 3x4500s,DGL-5500,DIR-857,835,827,868L,865L,826L,810L,685,657,3x655,645,601,DNS-345,DCS-933L and a Boxee.
Go Here>Router Troubleshooting
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Theme by webtechnica.com.