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How can I improve a wireless connection?

I just bought a Zonet wireless 802.11g USB 2.0 adapter     http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833130111   to use with a zyxel wireless router.Although my computer is only one floor above the router,I cant get more than 20-30% of a connection. Having that small ......

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Written on {{'2017-05-18T16:15:01-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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"Pringles Cantenna"
Written on {{'2017-05-16T13:36:53-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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If direct cable connection is not possible, wifi extender is always an option.

If you are a tech savvy, you can try uses and old router as a repeater.

Or if wifi really doesn't work, powerline works great too. 

Written on {{'2017-05-02T15:56:14-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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This is usually the best thing to use other than a direct cable.
It gets plugged directly into the wall not a surge protector.
Written on {{'2009-10-03T09:24:30-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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10' should be fine though? If the cable is 10' and the wire from the wireless device is 3-5' long, wouldnt that be to long,since  its over 10 feet?
Written on {{'2009-10-02T13:11:49-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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The reason I referenced an 8-10' cable is because anything above that might hurt the amount of power supplied to the device.  This might cause problems.  There are USB extension cables that have boosters but I don't know how effective they are.  Especially the ones without a power supply.
Written on {{'2009-10-02T12:28:57-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Thanks for telling me about the USB extension cables,it seems like those would help alot. I just have one question about the extension cables.I would need 10-15 feet of usb extension cable.With that much cable, would I need a "USB repeater cables"? I have no idea what it is, but I heard on some site that you would need one if you are going to use alot of USB cable.Would I need one of those as well as a extension cable?

Thanks

Written on {{'2009-10-02T10:14:24-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Also, get yourself an 8-10' USB extension cable and move the adapter around the room.  You would be surprised how this can effect the signal strength.  You basically need to have the least amount of mass between the router and USB dongle to get the best connection.
Written on {{'2009-10-01T13:50:00-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Ok, Thanks
Written on {{'2009-10-01T13:38:05-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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If it's below you, try flipping the adapter upside down [antenna facing down] and clear any blocking items from the router.
Written on {{'2009-10-01T13:30:58-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Are there antennas for usb wireless adapters? I looked on newegg, and didnt see any.

Also,is it better to have the adapter up high, or down near the floor?The rounter is a floor below me.

Thanks

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