hi guys. ive seen numerous posts from people asking how to put the alfa into highpower mode. my question is, is this really nescessary? i use it with a hawking tech 6dbi omni antenna and i have excellent signal all over the place. plus airodump shows my mates ap up at a power of 57 from 13 doors away up my street. i have my antenna on the window ledge
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i was going to get a 12 dbi antenna but after seeing how good the 6dbi one is i dont think i need the better one
Check out hxxp://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=14502 he used a Wifi champ meter: Cornet ED15 to test low up to high power mode ..... Ive been thinking about buying the same card my question is my old laptop only has 1 usb1 plug in on it I know the alfa uses 2 to get full power so could I use a USB2 pcmcia card to get the 2 usb connections? does bt3 see usb pcmcia cards? Anyone try it.....?
Ive tried switching the stock 2db antenna with a 4db one from another wifi adapter, and it seemed to perform worse if anything.
Ive also tried a cantenna, which again had no improvement over the standard 2db item.
compared to the built in wireless on my laptop (picks up 3 ap's) its a vast improvement in range (15 ap's)
Im ideally trying to find an antenna for when I go on holiday, I have a friend with wifi in his house who is about 1/2 km from me and my place is high up and looks out onto his rooftop.
What antenna would people recommend for that sort of distance ?
Has anyone ever noticed any difference at all from setting their Alfa to 35 power? I've tried it myself a few times but never noticed any difference.
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