Message from discussion Wi-Fi / poor coverage
From: osi...@deltaville.net (Michael Erskine)
Subject: Re: Wi-Fi / poor coverage
Date: 11 Jan 2003 19:26:33 -0800
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PaulL <lindyc...@bellsouth.net> wrote in message news:<3E1FA9C6.4F72F31E@bellsouth.net>...
> Having said all that, the tech guy was totally right about location:
> these routers are ultra-sensitive to location and I found that
> differences in postion of even 4-5 inches, especially vertically, can
> significantly affect signal strength. But ultimately I came up short
> --until I built the reflector. If you set up a computer and a router,
> you can build one of these. email if you want and I'll send you a
> picture of mine.
> It's actually kind of fun: go for it. Kudos to michael erskine: these
> darn things are the best kept "secret" in the wireless world :-)
I should add only that the tech guy (and PaulR) is correct. Vertical
positioning of your system above *ANY* surface even with a reflector,
can make a significant, even a crucial differenct. It seems to me
that one wavelength above any surface is a good figure. Get the thing
up on a 5" pedistal and you will get a better signal.