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Dan Goodinson
2005-01-12, 04:43
Fantastic! I'll totally try that this weekend!

Plus it gives me an excuse to buy a tube of Pringles, which is always
welcome ;-)

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Sent: 12 January 2005 10:24
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Subject: [slim] 3rd party Antenna for Squeezebox


Actually I made this one - which is even easier!
http://www.freeantennas.com/prod03.htm

Highly recommended!


James

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Subject: [slim] 3rd party Antenna for Squeezebox

I made one of these in a spare afternoon, out of a pringles can and some
card. I put it on one of the arials of my Linksys wireless router and
pointed it at my SlimServer, which is the other side of most of my
central heating system.

To my surprise it significantly improved the signal I was getting!
I went from frequent dropouts and low signal strength to an almost
entirely reliable connection and good to excellent signal.


James

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jeff
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Sent: 12 January 2005 00:00
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Subject: [slim] 3rd party Antenna for Squeezebox

On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 09:39:39 -0500, Roy Owen wrote:

> I've been experiencing signal loss problems with a wireless SB I think

> that if I can replace the antenna with one with higher gain it would
> solve my problems. Anybody have any experience with 3rd party
> antennea?

I just discovered a design for a quick, cheap, and effective parabolic
reflector that not only will supposedly give you 10 to 12 dB of gain but
will help increase your wireless LAN's privacy (i.e. contain it within
your house rather than transmitting beyond your property, which was
actually the primary objective of the design). It's so quick and easy,
it's worth a try before you go out and buy new antennas.

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/