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poor connection wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by okeee, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. okeee

    okeee Thread Starter

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    there is a wireless router (sitecom wireless network broadband router 300n) at the 2nd floor, the connection is good at the floor above it, but at the 4th floor, there is 'poor' or 'fair' or no connection at all, wireless connection. how do i improve this?
     
  2. hpb

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    Add an access point. However an addition of an AP will reduce your throughput. You can also devices that support WDS (Wireless Distribution System).
     
  3. okeee

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    i have no idea what that is, or how to set up a network. i dont know about the technical details, i didnt connect the wireless network myself either.
     
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    If there are obstacles that can be avoided repositioning the router and/or adapter may improve the signal strength.

    A better antenna on the router and/or adapter may help.

    You could run a cable to the middle floor and install a Wireless Access Point (WAP). (You can use a wireless router as a WAP.)

    A Range Extender (or Repeater) on the middle floor should help. (Look for a WAP that includes this mode.)

    Some people have had good luck with Powerline adapters, but with some electrical systems they don't work at all.
     
  5. okeee

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    there is another wired network on the 4th floor, can i somehow use it to connect to my mobile phone?
     
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    I know nothing about the "another wired network," nor what you want to connect to your mobile phone, nor anything about your mobile phone. So, I will guess "maybe."
     
  7. okeee

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    the other network is just the standard internet connection i use for pc. can i somehow set it to wireless connection for devices? how do i make such a connection, what do i need and what are limitations?
     
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    Fifteen years ago "standard internet connection" could easily have meant AOL dial-up. Today, with cable, DSL, fiber optic, satellite, fixed wireless, mobile wireless and others there is no standard.
     
  9. okeee

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    ok what i meant was wired cable, broadband.
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Then why not just get your own wireless router to use with your cable service instead of trying to use some other service two floors away?
     
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