Wifi signal booster help

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    Hi folks,

    I saw this on the Daily Steal today and would like to ask the folks here if this would work on the iPad. It is a wifi booster.


    New Alfa AWUS036H 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g High Gain USB Wireless Long-Rang WiFi Network Adapter with 5dBi Antenna - Strongest on the Market

    Low Price!







    Thanks for your help.
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    I assume your problem is that you have a router that is some distance from where you are. Unfortunately one can not plug in a USB adapter wifi booster into the iPad.
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    WiFi booster

    Could you use a USB extension cable (male/female) to plug a wifi booster into?
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    In my experience, the wifi boosters do not work enough to justify the cost. If it possible move up to an ultra N router.
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    Signal booster

    I need to boost the 3G signal on the ipad2. Anybody know if there is something out there that will work
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    Yes there some. Google it and see what you get.
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    Thanks, do you know if anyone has had any luck with a particular brand?
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    Newest PC World magazine has an article about cell boosters. Might want to get a copy.
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    Thanks I will look up the article. I have Verizon. I am trying to get the signal while traveling and passing through areas of very little coverage. I need some thing to help when the signal is very low or almost non-existant
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    Not sure these devices will work for travel. I think they require an outlet for power. Sorry to say, but I doubt there is anything to do what you want. That is the curse of non-seamless coverage.
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    I have the Alfa unit mentioned. It has a standard USB plug which needs to connect to your ipad/laptop/whatever.

    I have used mine with my Windows desktop and a Windows netbook. It works very well, think I paid under $20 for it.


    Question, I know I can buy the Apple camera kit to give me a USB connection to my ipad2 but what about an off-brand?
    Anyone had good luck with one of these?

    Thanks!

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