wireless at detached garage

February 5, 2011 at 18:28:59
Specs: Windows 7
My garage is approx. 30' from my house and another 30' from router.I have a Netgear Powerline Adapter kit and a Netgear N600 router. So far, I have not been sucessful.

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#1
February 5, 2011 at 19:11:02
That's not a long distance. Can the laptop connect inside the house? Is the router in the cellar? Try a different channel.

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#2
February 6, 2011 at 05:22:27
Thanks for responding.Laptop will connect in house.Router is approx. 10' above ground level.I had a signal via a Linksys wireless N home router,however signal was low.I upgraded router,thinking I would boost signal.I am sure I am the problem.I am a novice at networking.I look forward to your reply.

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#3
February 6, 2011 at 06:52:25
I don't see what you are doing wrong. Did you run the CD that came with the router?

Is there some electronic or electrical interference somewhere, such as florescent lighting?

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#4
February 6, 2011 at 08:00:15
I do have fluorescent lighting throughout my home.You suggested changing channels.I search the web on how to do this with the router I have,not been able to find anything specific to my router.Even checked Netgears page.It is probably there,I am unable to find it.
Thanks

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#5
February 6, 2011 at 13:35:07
Shut the lights. See if it makes a difference.

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#6
February 6, 2011 at 14:49:37
I reconnected the Lynksys router and I have a signal.Unless Netgear routers are sensitive to fluorescent lighting,I believe I can rule lights out.But I will try that if I connect the Netgear router again.I am considering returning router and purchasing a different brand.

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#7
February 7, 2011 at 20:26:01
I agree that it sounds like a channel problem. See http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour... p24 for channel info. If that link doesn't work just search for your router's user manual. It makes for good reading.

In Windows, check the connection's properties using each router, and see if different channels are being used. Or better, install inSSIDer and see directly which channel will be best for you.


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#8
February 8, 2011 at 04:35:10
I bet the Linksys has the two Antennas and the Netgear has built in Antennas. To change channels you have to log into the config of the router by tpyeing the i[p address in the run like this http://192.168.1.1 that;s just an example I am not sure what your ip of your router would be. Make sure the netgear is connected thru a wire go to run type cmd then type IP config look at the ip by the default gateway.

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#9
February 8, 2011 at 18:38:07
Thanks again for the info.The Linksys router is a model WRT 120N,no external antenna,I have brought laptop into my home with the Netgear router connected,and have gotten a very good to excellent signal strength.

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