wi-fi distance problems

Emachines / T5226
January 13, 2009 at 18:28:07
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.994 GHz / 1013 MB
around september i got rcn to hook up a home network. i now know this was a mistake. they gave us a wifi router/switch/modem gateway all in one. we currently have it wired into 2 pc's and wi-fi over my laptop. on the laptop i get a signal strength of 2 bars. i would understand this if i was far way from it but i am sitting 10-15 feet away from it! both have G wi-fi. anyway, our problem is that i am getting a ps3, we want it through wi-fi it won't reach into my bedroom which is about 30ft away from the router. i want to know how to get a better signal to reach into there. i know that my laptop card is fine, i've used it other places and it got good signal strength. can someone please help me with this problem? i would appreciate it

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January 14, 2009 at 01:11:41
A Wireless Range Extender should be able to boost the signal.

Alternatively HomePlug Powerline Networking:


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January 14, 2009 at 07:58:33
Try relocating the router if only by a few feet. It can make a difference as it might be in a bit of a dead spot at the moment.

As for the power-line Networking, it is something well worth looking at. When power-line networking first came out it was a bit unreliable but the bugs have been ironed out and it now works very efficiently. I have been using one for about six months now and it has never given me a moments trouble which is more than I can say for wi-fi.


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