Aluminium-shielded room -- bad signal

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Stuart Dennett, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Hi
    My computer containing my wi-fi card are my room, the walls of which are
    shielded with aluminium to block out drafts from the adjacent loft.

    This means that I cannot get a reliable signal from the house's wireless
    router. I often get disconnected even if I put the router in my room.
    Presumably this is from decaying radio waves bouncing about causing noise?

    If I were to unattach the antenna from my wi-fi card and put it outside my
    room, connecting it to my wi-fi card with copper cable, would this solve my
    problems? Would the cable need to be shielded?

    Thanks in advance,
    Stuart Dennett
    Stuart Dennett, Sep 9, 2003
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  2. Stuart Dennett

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I'd say so. RF connectors at these frequencies aren't like jump-start
    cables for your car :)

    You really need RG174 cable properly terminated with SMA, TNC or N-type
    connectors as appropriate to your equipment.
    Tony Morgan, Sep 10, 2003
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