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2wire 2700HGE low signal strength

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jefcolpan, Sep 17, 2010.

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  1. jefcolpan

    jefcolpan Thread Starter

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    Due to the phone wiring in our house we've been forced to use wireless for our PC. Our doorbell is connected to the phonelines so a dedicated ADSL line was split to allow this by Telus(our phone/internet provider)
    There is only a single line into our ground floor that is where the PC is & it does not carry the ADSL. One floor up through only wood & Gyproc is the 2wire router. Of course when the tech first set things up the signal was 'good' with 11 mbps. since then though we tend to have 'low' or 'very low' signal strength & the connection is constanly being lost & we are forced to reconnect.
    I have moved the router around into various spots but am limited by that area being the only ADSL line, so I cannot move it closer. I have had the occasional 'good' or 'very good' signal but usually does not last for long.
    We have Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones running in the house. Modem/router is next to one of the handsets (about 3 feet away)
    There is a metal filing cabinet about 3feet away (phone base sits on this)but it is not in line of site to the downstairs PC.
    My options are limited so I am really hoping for a way to boost the signal strength as easily & cheaply as possible without too much further moving of the modem/router.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    The DECT 6.0 phones shouldn't be a factor, they're on 1.9ghz and don't conflict with any WiFi frequencies.

    Does that router have removable antennas? If so, a hi-gain antenna may be a good option.



    Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.


    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
     
  3. jefcolpan

    jefcolpan Thread Starter

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    I'll do that tonight when I get home.
    Thanks
     
  4. jefcolpan

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    Heres the screen shot
     

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    of course the above screen shot is with a good to very good signal strength. So far so good although the signal tends to fade in & out
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Change the channel to 11, you have a number of overlapping channels there.
     
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