Wireless Network Range

Belkin N+ wireless router
June 6, 2010 at 14:50:42
Specs: Windows XP
I purchased the Belkin N+ Wireless Router with a reported range of 1200. However, it does not penetrate the walls in my house and the range is about 60 feet! I purchased a linksys repeater, but it only works intermittently. Would a wireless access point be a superior product to use?

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June 6, 2010 at 16:52:47
I'm not an expert in networking, but, in your case, if your range extender isn't working really well (the repeater), I would try using a Wireless Access Point if all else you've tried has failed, as it might just fix your troubles. I'm in a townhouse, and we used to have horrible signal because of the walls in this place.

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June 7, 2010 at 01:24:16
A Wireless Access Point isn't going to help much. A Wireless Access Point is just a standalone version of what is already in the router.

This is the thing about quoted figures. They are the best that can be achieved under ideal conditions. Where radio signals are concerned, ideal conditions very rarely exist. This includes direct line of sight with absolutely nothing in the way. As soon as you put something in the way, like a brick wall, the signal drops of dramatically.

What you can try is repositioning the router and repeater slightly. A difference of a few feet can sometime make a dramatic difference as well as swivelling the antennas so that the are parallel to each other to get the maximum signal strength.


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June 7, 2010 at 04:37:51
If you know the range of your router basically it would advisable to put the repeater on that range so that the two device could have a stable connection

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