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Chris

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#1 12 years ago

Right, my dad went and hired a guy to get us a wireless router, even though in my opinion I could have done it myself, and he bought us a BT Voyager 2100.

I keep on getting really low signal strength no matter where my reciever is. I've also moved the router, to no effect.

The connection also randomly disconnects/reconnects.

Any ideas how to help? The router is placed in the top left of a corner in my brother's bedroom.

This is a lesson to all, in my opinion, wireless may be wire-free, but is it really worth it?




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#2 12 years ago

Move your router downstairs. You'll get a better signal level if the transmission is allowed to radiate up through the entire house, instead of having the majority of the signal going out through the roof.




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#3 12 years ago

How would I do that, with no telephone sockets downstairs?




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#4 12 years ago

Hm, that poses a problem. Try placing the router on the floor, and remove any dense obstacles that are obstructing the line-of-sight between your PC and the router - try and force the signal through as few walls or floors as possible. It all depends on the layout of your house, really. As a rule, though, the lower your router is in relation to the machine you want it to connect to, the better.




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#5 12 years ago

It'll have to stick on the window, then, any ideas how to get it to firmly stay there, without heat taking off tack etc?