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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Joannap, Sep 18, 2018.

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  1. Joannap

    Joannap Thread Starter

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    so, we have had new fibre optic installed. It’s been in a few weeks and no problems. The router while it didn’t have an amazing range worked for what we needed. It worked in my room which is where I work and downstairs.
    But yesterday we moved the sideboard it was on, pushed it back in and then the WiFi started to kick me off when I was in my room. The only thing different is that we pulled the sideboard in and out. I can’t see how that could have done anything. It still works, it just doesn’t have strong constant range.
    Can anyone help?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    If really "The only thing different is that we pulled the sideboard in and out" I cannot help.

    But maybe there is a difference that you haven't noticed. Maybe external antenna(s) loose or oriented differently. Maybe internal antenna(s) and the router is oriented differently. Maybe the router is not in the exact same place as before and now there is an obstacle between it and your room (actually the antenna of whatever wireless adapter you are using).
     
  3. Joannap

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    Hmmm, really nothing else has changed! In the same place, no new obstacles. No external antena, internal ones, well I don’t know about that. We’ve checked all the cables - all good. We even tried moving the router into the middle of the room, away from any other things and with a clearer path to my room and no difference! I can’t see what could have happened to it! Very frustrating.
    Thank you for your time.
     
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    What is the router brand and model?

    Is it yours or the ISP's?

    Does the router give strong wireless signal and good service someplace other than your room? Someplace at an equivalent distance?
     
  5. Joannap

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    It’s the ISP’s router. It’s a sercom model 00200106 (I think...)
    No, in places it was just fine before, it no longer works. The range has been pretty much cut in half, for no apparent reason.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Ask them to replace it or check it out.
     
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    We have done that today, thank you. It has got even worse! I’m having to sit right next to the blooming thing to be able to work
    Though better than not being able to work at all!
    Thanks again for your help.
     
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    You're welcome. :)

    Let us know how you make out with the ISP.
     
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