Help me Macguyver better WiFi reception at work
May 21, 2010 3:36 PM Subscribe
I am trying to pick up the new WiFi network at work with my laptop but the reception at my desk is just not quite there.
This is a network over a large campus and I don't have the option of saying to the people 'hey, fix my WiFi reception' because it isn't essential for my job but they don't care if I do manage to get on the network but I am on my own doing it.
I tried setting up a router in a spot with reception and then configuring it to 'extend a wireless network' but it said 'this network cannot be extended'.
My laptop is a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (before the uni-body redesign) and I was thinking maybe an option is an ExpressCard WiFi antenna that specializes in picking up weak signals (that Pringles can mod comes to mind) because I know the aluminum body on my laptop is not the best for WiFi reception. As it is right now it is the kind of reception where sometimes I have 2 bars and sometimes I have nothing, but even the 2 bars isn't enough to get a connection. I have to take my laptop to a spot with full bars to get on the network. If I can just boost my reception or find a way to repeat the signal from a spot with better reception. Any ideas?