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Re: Wi-fi signal issues

it is a relatively cheap upgrade and definitely might help, but signal
strength might not be the source of your issue. what obstructions are
between your access point and your system?  is the system itself in
the way? is the antenna directly  off the back of the card or is there
a length of cable between so you can put the antenna somewhere else?
is running cabled rather than wireless an option at all?

On 1/15/09, Wolfgang <wolfgangmob@gmail.com> wrote:
> My computer is using a PCI adapter to connect to my wi-fi network and it
> consistantly gets latency spikes which makes online gaming suffer, it does
> not lose the connection entirely, it just randomly pings high.  I was
> wondering if an antenna upgrade would help fix my issues since my current
> one is only 2dBi and I would consider getting a 7 or 8 dBi.  Something else
> of note it does this in both XP Pro x64 and Ubuntu 8.10 x86-64 so it's not
> due to the OS, and my laptop doesn't get the same issue in XP Home and
> Ubuntu 8.10 x86.  I would like to know if an antenna would be a good fix
> before actually spending any money basically.
> --
> "You must control your future by taking command of your present, and fixing
> and learning from your past."
> "When history is forgotten people don't realize when it repeats."

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