I can't connect to networks using my WiFi antenna

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  1. chrstrbrts

    chrstrbrts Senior member

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    Hi,

    I just purchased a Signal King SK-11TN USB WiFi antenna.

    It seems to do a good job of finding networks that otherwise wouldn't have popped up on my wifi adapter's radar screen.

    Many of these networks appear to have a strong signal, many with 3 and 4 bars.

    But, whenever I attempt to connect to them, I usually get an error message stating that a connection couldn't be established.

    I don't mean that there was some kind of security I couldn't circumvent; I'm never asked for a password.

    It doesn't even get that far; it seems that I can't communicate with these networks at all.

    Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?
     
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  3. Ichinisan

    Ichinisan Lifer

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    You would need to boost or focus your
    transmission or they would need to have a high gain receiving antenna.

    Try a directional antenna...?
     
  4. razel

    razel Platinum Member

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    Verify that it works at all in the 1st place with a known good WiFi connection.
     
  5. chrstrbrts

    chrstrbrts Senior member

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    I have, and it does.
     
  6. sonitravel09

    sonitravel09 Member

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    Did you use the TPlink drivers or did Windows install them?

    What modem do you have?

    I've got a TPlink (but not the same as yours), too their drivers arent that good.
     
  7. Mike64

    Mike64 Golden Member

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    See, e.g., "The connection between WiFi reception bars and connection speed"