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Solving WiFi Coverage Issues

John Herbert of Lame Journal comments:

For a few years now I’ve been annoyed that at my subdivision (neighborhood) Clubhouse we have WiFi but the signal sucks. The access point (AP) is located where the Internet comes in to the building, in an electrical/HVAC room that — with all the HVAC ducting and mechanicals in there — is an extremely effective Faraday cage.

So how could I improve things in there without spending a fortune? In this post I’ll run through some of the issues I faced, as well as my final solution.

Wireless is quickly becoming the new access method for all users. Seeing a networking guy like John tackling a wireless coverage issue is great. Read on for his analysis of the situation.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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