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  1. mfred1

    mfred1 Thread Starter

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    I have a wireless network composed of a desktop (to which the router is wired) and 2 laptops. All 3 run windows xp pro. The network worked great until I remodeled my computer room and moved the desktop and router from one wall to another. Now I have dead spots all over the house. The router is a netgear b. I even tried buying a new one, mimo, which was advertised to eliminate dead spots. It didn't help the problem, so I returned it. I tried purchasing long cables for the router, and moved it to various places in the room; again, no help. Any suggestions as to why this would happen? Thanks for the assistance.
     
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    Phase of the moon? It could be anything.

    The RX for router range issues is to first try to move the router to as central a location as possible, attach a hi-gain antenna, or use a secondary WAP to cover a wider area.
     
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    I have seen this happen before with a Cisco Wireless Access point - positioned only 2 metres away

    Although other PC's / Laptop around it will pick it up fine

    Not sure about the Science though - maybe just bad air ??
     
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    Adding to JohnWill's post, actual dead spots are likely a function of a barrier in the path between router and computer. Barrier such as metal file cabinet, collection of CDs, TV, refrigerator, etc. And consider the angle through a wall. If the path is perpendicular to a 4 inch wall there is much less interference than if the path is at a much different angle.
     
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    Try purchasing a couple of higher gain YAGI antenna.
    The TX power of most AP's is only 100-200Mw, it's not that hard to insert anything metal to interfere with it.

    My house is less than 4000sq ft, I have two AP's with omni and 30" beam antenna to cover the house/outside.
     
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