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Patrick Hudson
2004-10-17, 05:25
Anyone have recommendations for an antenna extension for slimserver WIFI?
Thanks
Patrick Hudson

Stephen Ward
2004-10-17, 09:43
Hi, Patrick!

I had a go at doing this about ten months ago -- and this was my reply
to someone with a similar question (experiencing lots of drop-outs,
etc.):

> I'm in a similar situation -- with a signal that usually hovers around
> the
> 30% mark (after much aerial tweaking!). Although I've only suffered one
> sound dropout so far (that I've noticed...), I'm going to have a play
> with
> replacing the default antenna on the Squeezebox with one of these (and,
> almost certainly, locating it _outside_ the cabinet where the
> Squeezebox
> lives with all my hi-fi and telly kit...):
>
> <http://tinyurl.com/27ag5>
>
> ...Otherwise, I'll either have to move my trusty old original Airport
> base
> station somewhere else... -- as I'm not keen on dropping an Ethernet
> cable
> from the loft to the ground floor (...which will instantly cancel-out
> the
> Spouse Approval Factor that the Squeezebox gained instantly!) -- or
> replace it
> with a base station with a replaceable antenna.
>
> Other than that, you could always have a go at making your own
> antenna... --
> as suggested by Kevin at Slim support:
>
>> If you're feeling adventurous, you could also make a
>> cantennawave-guide
>> antenna. There are several pages on the net on how to make them,
>> including:
>>
>> http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html


From my email of 22 January:

> Just a quick update for anyone that's interested: I installed the
> D-Link
> DWL-M60AT 6dBi Directional Antenna on my Squeezebox, today -- and, even
> after only playing with positioning it (somewhere out of sight, for SAF
> reasons ;-) for a few minutes, have boosted the signal strength to
> over 50%
> (from 30%)!

Hope this helps...
--
- $.

Stephen R Ward
<srward (AT) srward (DOT) com>

On 17 Oct 2004, at 13:25, Patrick Hudson wrote:

> Anyone have recommendations for an antenna extension for slimserver
> WIFI?
> Thanks
> Patrick Hudson

Bruce Tucker
2004-10-17, 09:51
You could try making your own directional antenna. See the directions for
this at:
http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/

discussed on techtv at:
http://www.g4techtv.com/screensavers/features/97/Build_a_10162_WiFi_Antenna.html?
Bruce

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Hudson" <doctor (AT) phudson (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 5:25 AM
Subject: [slim] Antenna extension


> Anyone have recommendations for an antenna extension for slimserver WIFI?
> Thanks
> Patrick Hudson
>
>