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I live in a dorm room and the closest router is through 3 concrete walls. What are the criteria for good wireless adapters. Currently I have a standard $15 adapter that only gets 1-2 bars.

Also what are the best ways to increase connectivity. I have my PC on a desk but it is next to a wall. The antenna is exposed fairly well.
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Best way is to get a powered antenna, or program a router to replicate the signal and use it as a hot spot as routers generally get a better signal.

Also if the router supports wireless N, make sure that your adapter does as well, as wireless n goes much further than older signals
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Best way is to get a powered antenna, or program a router to replicate the signal and use it as a hot spot as routers generally get a better signal.

Also if the router supports wireless N, make sure that your adapter does as well, as wireless n goes much further than older signals
I would use a router but the security is pretty complicated and I dont think they would let me set up a bridge.

What about and adapter like this
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