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    Default External wifi booster antenna

    Hi,
    I'm new here so forgive me !! be gentle.
    I have recently purchased a tablet running jelly 4.2 for use here and France. In the uk all works fine, but I have found that in my property in France being the stone walls are so thick I cannot get signal inside ( the same applies on my laptop). With my laptop I attach an external wifi booster antenna which is located outside and give me 100% signal. I tried plugging into my tablet but that doesn't work ....I guess as it is not plug&play. Is there an app or program tweek / upgrade I can use to get an external antenna to work.
    I don't want to use the dongle sort ! as I have a wifi fon account that is free.
    Any Help please.
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    Default Re: External wifi booster antenna

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanPent View Post
    Hi,
    I'm new here so forgive me !! be gentle.
    I have recently purchased a tablet running jelly 4.2 for use here and France. In the uk all works fine, but I have found that in my property in France being the stone walls are so thick I cannot get signal inside ( the same applies on my laptop). With my laptop I attach an external wifi booster antenna which is located outside and give me 100% signal. I tried plugging into my tablet but that doesn't work ....I guess as it is not plug&play. Is there an app or program tweek / upgrade I can use to get an external antenna to work.
    I don't want to use the dongle sort ! as I have a wifi fon account that is free.
    Any Help please.
    I am not saying there is no such thing but I use a wife repeater at my house so me and my neighbor share a broadband connection. Just a suggestion. Amped Wireless Range Extenders
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    Default Re: External wifi booster antenna

    Hi, I'm talking of the usb wifi adapter which is used if you have an older pc or laptop, but I am using as an external antenna which works 100% on my laptop.
    I have to do this as I do not have a telephone or broadbrand line where I am in france. but I can pick up wifi.
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    Put a WiFi range extender outside to pick up that WiFi, it should become amplifiered enough for getting WiFi inside the house.
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    Default Re: External wifi booster antenna

    Hi Adam
    Sounds like the way forward
    What wifi range extender do you know that's works with Android. Some are Ariel types that say don't work with tablets, other plug types require a router to plug into. I don't have a telephone or broadband line...Help
    Cheers
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    I use this ...
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AVM-20002600...r-21&m1k=vb_ac

    ... and it's providing my Android phones/tablet, my Windows/Linux notebook and my BlueRay
    it's a network device, not depending on an OS, for its set up I used a browser.

    But it's not an outdoor device, depending on your location in France you'd have to build some shield.
    Or look for an outdoor device, such devices exist for extending WiFi in the garden (your reverse use )
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    Default Re: External wifi booster antenna

    im not up on your fon account
    to me 802.11 b/g/n wifi is 802.11b/g/n wifi , but note the ( n ),,, is new (faster and longer range ) also for me, the best type is ,,malty media plus,, (for streaming video on wifi ) lesser did not work !
    trying a $10.00 b/g/n android /windows/ipad compatable small (no wire ) mini usb snap in ( dongle ) so small type ,grate outside and hotspot s,, for your tablet or older laptops
    also wall plug 110 a/c,, type wifi repeater / wifi booster, ok at home

    i just use Linksys Multy Streaming 802.11 b/g/n router . on my desktop has the matching dongle,( it should be matched to work) get the best ! from,,, best buy ,, stores (it go s upstars well )
    adding it to my rouder. gave me ..4.. Ethernet ports as well , be ware Linksys has cheaper modles that I tried ,only there top of the line and (mated dongle ) works upstars,,

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