Solved can I install TWO range extenders?

October 27, 2015 at 18:06:44
Specs: Windows 7
I can set one up in one direction and get 4 bars when I try to set up another in the opposite direction I only get one bar, help!

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October 27, 2015 at 20:50:00
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Not sure but if they are the same brand then the default settings are the same and it might be a channel issue, try changing the channel on one.

If you can plug in either one of the range extenders directly to the router via network cable (Cat5, etc) then that one can be used as a wireless access point instead of a range extender which is better. Unfortunately the quick set up instructions often do not show this set up so you may have to download the full manual on the mfg.'s web site for the details.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 27, 2015 at 23:17:36
Are you testing this with a laptop? Are you sure you are connected to it? Move closer to the extender you think you are only getting one bar on. Shut off the extender. Are you still connected with one bar? If so, then tell your computer to disconnect. Plug the extender back in, let it power up, then tell your computer to reconnect and see how many bars you have.

You might also shut off the other extender to see if you are connecting to it or your wireless router directly.

If these are easily moved, you could swap them around to see if you get the same results for different range extenders at the same locations.

The signal strength may be adjustable, check the manual.

Also, What kind of obstructions are there in one direction that are not in the other? Are you installing these on different stories of your house or is this a rambler.

And, are there any movable obstructions? I tried installing a range extender in my house. It was unpredictable. Seemed like my PC would loose connection more often with the extender than without. I think the PC would switch over from the router to the extender whenever it saw a better signal if small things got placed/removed around the router, people or pets moved around, or doors opened/closed. Better to lay in wire if you can.

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