- Fix my wireless please!
Brick 1930s house. One bedroom gets bugger all signal, my office upstairs occasionally drops out. Router at front of house by phone socket and mains – realistically it’s staying there.
I am VERY tight and prefer cheap. I’m also lazy and prefer not to faff around too much with setup. And not something Virgin can use as an excuse if I have problems. Thank you 🙂Posted 5 years agopoonpriceMember
What router are you using?
Try changing the wireless channel on the router! If your neighbours are on the same or very close channel to you, you will both be fighting each others signal. Also if you don’t have one a newer N router should give better range, also a dual band router may help if you are getting interference on 2.4GhzPosted 5 years agocrofts2007Member
I have got an old Virgin style wireless enabled cable router connected to a HomePlug, back into the main router downstairs.Posted 5 years ago
Cost me about £40 in total.
This gives me two access points that anything attached switches between depending on where I am in the house.
Also you can hard-wire using Ethernet to the router for a fixed PC or games console.
Struggle to explain on here how to set it up, but I guess someone will be along to explain….huntaMember
A doddle to set-up and you can move them about for optimal coverage or just buy another to cover a dead spot if you need to. We’re in a Victorian brick terrace spread over 4 floors so have a similar problem. I get full wireless from one plug on the first floor landing (relayed from another by the phone socket in the ground floor front room).
I know what you mean about being tight, but they just work and save masses of faff.Posted 5 years agosmartmonkeyMember
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Thanks. Router is only a few months old – D-Link DSL2640-R. WiFi Analyzer app says there’s nobody else in channel 2 locally.Posted 5 years ago
This is from memory as I don’t deal with home stuff any more.
For best wireless signal at 2.4 Ghz you need (afaik 3) clear channels each side for best range, there’s loads of spill over.
You may find it better if you can use 5Ghz wireless stuff, it has better range and there’s far less of it about.
Went with a WiFi Repeater. Plug-in, bit of jiggery pokery to add security. Been fine today, daughter currently on X-Box live in previous WiFi black hole. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-IR815-Wireless-N-Repeater-Amplifier/dp/B009M6CE2A/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1355762863&sr=8-6Posted 5 years ago
Told you I was tight. Fingers crossed.
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