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Join Date: Apr 2009
11-19-2009, 01:23 AM
My router's running DD-WRT (instead of the default firmware) which gives you the option of increasing the transmission power. You could also play with the wireless settings on your Mini, you might have the option of "high performance" instead of "power saving".
You could also check the channel the router is set to. Ideally, it'd be a channel far away from any neighbors' routers.
I can't think of any other software tweaks.
As for hard tweaks, try moving the router closer to your home. You could change to a larger antenna on the router and/or the Mini, but I'm not aware of anyone who has performed such a mod on a Mini 9.
You could also get your own wireless router, and connect wirelessly to it, while it connects to the wirelessly to the router next door for Internet access (not all routers can be setup like this, but any router which can run DD-WRT can: Repeater Bridge - DD-WRT Wiki.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Sep 2009
11-22-2009, 11:17 AM
External wifi antenna.
I use this... DealExtreme: $30.92 Afoundry High Powered 600mW 27dBm 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Wireless Network Dongle w/ Magnetic Mount .... I cut a hole in a metal mixing bowl and poked the antenna thru it. IMO MUCH better than any cheap wifi adapter I have used before.
Join Date: May 2009
11-22-2009, 11:37 AM
Position the router so that you have the minimum walls between router and mini.
A cheap and easy way to increase antenna gain in one direction, inspiration is here (there must be an English equivalent to this page).
Join Date: Mar 2009
does this work with OS X? - 11-22-2009, 02:31 PM
has anyone here tried this with OS X? there was one review at deal extreme that said it did not work well in os X.
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