methods to enlarge weak wifi sign and connect to internet?

hi every person. The condo complex where I live present free WIFI however the signal is so vulnerable that i can no longer have a steady connection. Is there a device that i can purchase for my dwelling which detects vulnerable signals and might work as a wifi signal amplifier? Is there every other approach that i will connect to web the usage of that weak sign?

bar methods to enlarge weak wifi sign and connect to internet?

bar methods to enlarge weak wifi sign and connect to internet?


  1. anthony says:

    First, talk with your apartment manager and see if they can do something to improve your signal… signal booster, re-orient their antenna, etc. Also, try moving the computer to different parts of your apartment, especially away from wireless/cordless phones and concrete block walls which can interfere with signal strength.
    There is no “signal booster” for a receiver, but check with your local computer store to see if they carry an adapter (PC card, USB wireless receiver) and antenna for your computer. Not very convenient, but a last resort method.
    Best to let the apartment manager know that you can’t get the service. While it may be “free”, it is part of the package you pay rent for. There must be other renters with the same problem. If not, try replacing the wireless card in your computer. They can “wear out” and lose signal gathering ability. If it’s an internal card, check that the conection wires are still connected (there are 2 wires connecting the card to the laptop. You’ll have to remove a panel or keyboard to find the internal card). If a wire has come loose, you would have very poor reception. An external (PC slot) card could be damaged causing weak reception even though it doesn’t look damaged.
    Hope you find the problem…

  2. David says:

    We have internet access at our shop, but our home is about 1000 feet from the shop. We are using a high gain 14dBi outdoor antenna. At our home, we can only pick up the signal in one spot – right in front of 1 window. Is there anything we can do to boost the signal at the shop or capture and boost the signal in the house?

  3. Nick says:

    if possible you may be able to find a point of reasonable signal and set up a seperate computer or laptop to take that signal and give off its own signal therefore being able to connect to the much stronger signal that your amplifier computer is giving off and accessing the internet through that computers signal wirelessly. Just an idea. not very practical but when my internet went out i used my laptop to take my neighbors wifi and send it throughout my house. probably not legal but a shortterm solution.

  4. Matt says:

    Just go to Ebay and type in type wifi extender. I have used the netgear extender. Put the extender in a spot with the best signal, and it will “repeat” the wifi on a different frequency. i whent from free wifi in a certain spot with the laptop in a certain position to a whole home access. additionally, the extender is around $40

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