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I have the DIR-655 and the stock antennas are pretty "meh", i think they are 2.2db of gain each...

i have read a few things about aftermarket antennas, and some people said certain things worked for them (the D-link or rosewill aftermarket antenna arrays, which are all of 3db i think)

im trying to figure out if it would be possible to use something in the 5 to 5.5db range or if it would just be incompatible with the internal hardware of the router, a lot of people say there is no improvement using higher gain antennas but some people do say they had an improvement


anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 6
Are you having signal issues?

The reason I ask is I have that router and I have been able to get signal through most of a 5 story condo building, it being on the 5th floor.
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post #3 of 6
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yeah im having signal issues, and i think your key word here is top story, mine is on the ground floor in the absolute corner, its about the worst placement for a wireless N router but i dont have much choice, but you go upstairs and the signal just drops off...
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Another solution depending on price is using a second router as a signal booster. When I have used high gain antenna in the past, I didn't see much gain.
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post #5 of 6
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yeah but that can be expensive for a good N router that can be a repeater or an N repeater

have also tried using these at work and the wifi range extenders seem to mess up some streaming content
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its kinda odd but i get full bars and "Excellent" signal on my netbook, but my galaxy S2 and HP touchpad both get about half bars and a slowish signal (touchpad using either webos or CM9)

upstairs i get about half bars and its slow with the netbook, and i get like 1 bar if that with the phone or touchpad...


the netbook i dont use often, so the signal i get with it is pretty pointless, but the touchpad and my phone its kiinda important
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