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Old 02-28-2007, 06:38 AM   #1
 
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Will a buildup of dust, pollen etc... interfere with the operation of the semi-directional parabolic type dishes that are installed on my wireless router?
I was thinking not, but maybe someone knows for sure.

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Old 02-28-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Not enough to even register. Now if you were burrying it in dust and pollen, that's a different story..

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Thanks BuildingHomes,

No not buried in the stuff yet, just a thin layer. I have not really noticed any degradation, but I have pretty much changed laptops and the newer one does not show as good a signal strength or connection as the older one. I'm sure its just the differance in the laptops themselves.

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Your new laptop probably has a completely different radio in it compared to the previous one. If everything was exactly the same then it would be the same.. But since there are going to be a million different variables, you will get different results.
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Your new laptop probably has a completely different radio in it compared to the previous one. If everything was exactly the same then it would be the same.. But since there are going to be a million different variables, you will get different results.
I wish my laptop had a radio....Instead I have to deal with internet radio

Just kidding, though signal strength can affect your speed.
On that same note, I don't know what the big desire is for these fast wireless connections. We've had an 802.11b for 4 years now at 11megs. Were not running some serious 'local area network' here, both computers are just connecting to the internet.
My internet connection is very fast and I've never seen my wired desktop hit over 1 meg(that's 'bytes' by the way not 'bits'), which means paying more for a faster router would be money wasted.
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Exactly. Many people do not realize these things when it comes to wireless.
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Only if u have lead based plants.

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Only if u have lead based plants.
What a roller coaster ride that was, remembering back to the day after my birthday over 4 years ago, I mean.

It's fun to make fun of someone digging up such old threads, but sometimes it's also fun to be reminded and to think all thats happened and changed between now and then

But me personally; I think "Gizmo" is undoubtedly smokin some lead based plants to be diggin so deep in the archives
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The dust on the dish will matter not unless you get "Mountains and Valleys" of dust, which means LOTSA dust.

Dust on the receiver/transmitter/absorber is another story!
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Wet, heavy snow sometimes blocks enough signal.
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Hey "MALCO" and Hey "480SPARKY" are you guys dimwits?
The guy who had these questions wanted them answered 4 fricken years ago.

You know what; I heard something on NPR no more than 3 days ago talking about internet 'bots'. Apparently they are a wide spread phenomena, why they are launched i don't know and what they report back to their creator I also dont know.

But to me it seems obvious the two posts above have no clue who they are writing to, but just writing for the sake writing because that is what mindless web bots do.

Hey "Nate" perhaps rescreen all members through one of those anti-bot typing tests.

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Once more.... in English, please.
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You know what; I heard something on NPR no more than 3 days ago talking about internet 'bots'.
There's another denizen of the internet called a "troll." That post is remarkably like what one expects to see from them.
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Hey "MALCO" and Hey "480SPARKY" are you guys dimwits?
Wow, ripping on 2 guys that are well respected around here, not smart.
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Hey "MALCO" and Hey "480SPARKY" are you guys dimwits?
The guy who had these questions wanted them answered 4 fricken years ago.

You know what; I heard something on NPR no more than 3 days ago talking about internet 'bots'. Apparently they are a wide spread phenomena, why they are launched i don't know and what they report back to their creator I also dont know.

But to me it seems obvious the two posts above have no clue who they are writing to, but just writing for the sake writing because that is what mindless web bots do.

Hey "Nate" perhaps rescreen all members through one of those anti-bot typing tests.

Just my opinion,
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Whats funny is none of you guys were even members here when this thread was started.

I apologize for being offensive to sensitive ears, but obviously none of you know me or remember when I was being insensitive here on a daily basis.

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So calling us "Dimwitts" is situationally justified!

And to the fact that you are either a Troll or on a multi-day Alcoholic Bender!
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So calling us "Dimwitts" is situationally justified!

And to the fact that you are either a Troll or on a multi-day Alcoholic Bender!
He's not so think as you drunk he is.

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