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greedy_grendel
2005-11-08, 01:57
My SB3 arrived today and everything's cool, very impressed with the new look! An earlier post asked about the wireless signal strength viz. the SB3's implementation of fully internal antennae.

Well after setup I have found that with no change in environment, config, etc, just a straight swap between the SB2 for SB3 the wireless signal strength has dropped about 20%-30%. The SB2 was recording a signal strength of 88%-94%. The SB3 records 60%-70%.

This post is just in the interest of recording the change for others, it is of little importance to me, as I'm still more than happy with the results.

Cheers,
-m

JJZolx
2005-11-16, 21:10
My SB3 arrived today and everything's cool, very impressed with the new look! An earlier post asked about the wireless signal strength viz. the SB3's implementation of fully internal antennae.

Well after setup I have found that with no change in environment, config, etc, just a straight swap between the SB2 for SB3 the wireless signal strength has dropped about 20%-30%. The SB2 was recording a signal strength of 88%-94%. The SB3 records 60%-70%.

This post is just in the interest of recording the change for others, it is of little importance to me, as I'm still more than happy with the results.
Thanks for the update. Is that the signal strength being reported by the SB or by your wireless access point?

Has anyone else done a comparison? One thing that strikes me, even if there's no real difference in antenna sensitivity, is that with the SB3 you don't have the option of changing the orientation of the antenna.

ChrisB
2005-11-21, 03:40
In my lounge I've just swapped out my original SB1 for a new SB3, and
the signal strength has gained 10-15%, from mid-40s to high 50s. How
much of this is down to the antennae, and how much to the change from
802.11b to g, I don't know (I'd need access to an SB2 for that).

Chris

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greedy_grendel Wrote:
> My SB3 arrived today and everything's cool, very impressed with the
new
> look! An earlier post asked about the wireless signal strength viz.
the
> SB3's implementation of fully internal antennae.
>
> Well after setup I have found that with no change in environment,
> config, etc, just a straight swap between the SB2 for SB3 the wireless
> signal strength has dropped about 20%-30%. The SB2 was recording a
> signal strength of 88%-94%. The SB3 records 60%-70%.
>
> This post is just in the interest of recording the change for others,
> it is of little importance to me, as I'm still more than happy with
the
> results.
Thanks for the update. Is that the signal strength being reported by
the SB or by your wireless access point?

Has anyone else done a comparison? One thing that strikes me, even if
there's no real difference in antenna sensitivity, is that with the SB3
you don't have the option of changing the orientation of the antenna.


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JJZolx

Jim
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