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MilliWatts vs HiGain

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  • MilliWatts vs HiGain

    Hi a friend told me that the Alfa USB 500mW WiFI Adapter would not boosts my receiving power for wireless would only help in transmitting further...When i use my built-in laptop wireless g/b i get signal coming in from around but its not powerful enough.I only get like 2-3 bars.I was hoping if i get the Alfa USB 500mW WiFI Adapter and connect it to a high gain antenna it would solve my weak connection issues.He said that i can't recieve better by outputting more power. Is this tru?...So I was hoping you guys can give me a lil more info and help me choose whats my best bet...Thanks..

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    Wifi adapter power ratings are the transmit power. He's right, it won't help your receive sensitivity. Getting the antenna might help though. Wifi is also a two way street. Even if you have a high power transmitter and receiver, the access point might not. Would probably be better to move the access point.
    Failure is not an option....

    It's installed by default on every version of Windows.