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Old 01-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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HINT - Wifi Reception

I was having difficulty connecting and staying on Wifi so I just changed the location of the laptop and solved the problem. I guess I did not know where the wifi antenna on the laptop was located.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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I guess I'm tooooooo old school.

When we are Stream'n the WIFI is the last thing on my mind.

Even the CP is off, but.... TOM.
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DTTAH. I wrap aluminum foil around a coat hanger and stick it in the USB port.

Seems to help.

I think.
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Wow! Cool...I've just been troding down to the office computer in hand, and all I needed was a coat hanger and some aluminum foil!
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DTTAH. I wrap aluminum foil around a coat hanger and stick it in the USB port.

Seems to help.

I think.
I hope everybody knows that DTTAH means Don't Try This At Home! Not that I don't have faith in Airstreamers, but it would be terrible if someone tried this and toasted their laptop. Unless it was a PC, then they could buy a new Mac.
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willyd - some nights my wireless cuts out if I sit on the couch. When that's happening I switch 90 degrees to the loveseat and it seems better. My laptop's wireless is internal so I can't apply my caveman electrical intuition to the matter. It just works.
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DTTAH. I wrap aluminum foil around a coat hanger and stick it in the USB port.
For more effective thinning the herd ... this and this seem to help. I fall back on coathanger-as-hitch-pin for a softer ride when my axles are bad (really DTTAH please).
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Actually, if we really want to try something barbaric, and since I seem to remember WIFI works on 2.4 GHz, one of the very small bobby pins in the USB port would come closer to a 1/4 wavelength, and therefore a better external antenna.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #8
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I upgraded to a Linksys WRT300N (802.11n) AP/router/hub about a year ago and stopped having any problems with directionality.

And really, please don't try the coathanger.
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and really, please don't try the coathanger.
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Foiled Again

If you make a helmet out of the foil it will stop the aliens from getting into your brain! If you are in the trailer the aluminum of the trailer will stop them, but when you are outside the helmet will help

You may also meet these wonderful bunch of people in a secret society that is trying to stop the invasion: bb: They pretend to be health workers, its okay, they need the disguise. White coats...the one they loaned me had sleeves that were way too long! (They will give you shots of great stuff (needle type of shot...not my favorite shot of Tulamore Dew, but what the heck! If the aliens have already started to get control they will give you these very stimulaing electric shocks that make the aliens go away

You can wire up to the helmet and it will double up as an antenna!
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Remember to put the aluminum foil over the windows because the signals from the mother ship can get through glass! And cover the shower vent too. Be careful of the Fantastic Fan—that spinning blade is a receiver for the transmissions. Never set it on high!

Don't ask how I know, carbon units…

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Thats all just so much baloney.

There is no such thing as the mothership, aluminum hats are totally unnecessary.

You are totally safe.


Beware! The humans are beginning to catch on. Our plan for domination of earth is at risk.
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Thats all just so much baloney.

There is no such thing as the mothership, aluminum hats are totally unnecessary.

You are totally safe.


Beware! The humans are beginning to catch on. Our plan for domination of earth is at risk.
There is too a Mothership, it just left the back yard after the Ming replaced the Fatherboard.........
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