Improve TP-LINK router WIFI signal reception

December 30, 2014 at 10:23:51
Specs: Windows XP
I have 5 signals on my TP - Link WIFI router, one is not working, one is flickering, 3 are solid green
what do i do to improve my WIFI reception, can anyone help please

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December 30, 2014 at 12:57:25
Can you clarify 5 signals indication? What model router do you have?

Typically there will be a power indicator - steady; a dsl/broadband indicator - can flicker as the service receives/send data. One for wifi - which may/may not be steady... I think that depends on the make/model of a router as each brand has its own set of indicators and they vary somewhat...

On my current Sky badged router the wifi indicator is stable. On my Alcatel (my standby unit) I would have stable power indicator; stable wifi indicator; stable dsl/broadband signal - stable; PPoE indicator (handshake complete) stable stable wifi indicator...

Anything plugged into the cat-5/ethernet inputs on any router usually produce a stable indicator for each input when there is an active device connected.

So a little more clarification- and actual model of the TP-link router would be most useful.

Also test your wifi signal by placing your computer very close to the TP-link router and see if that improves the signal strength/stability... Post back with the results of this test,as well as the router model.

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December 30, 2014 at 20:38:18
Thanks for your feedback.

The TP link is attached to my Zenbu unit which makes WIFI available across my campground.
The reception varies from fair to bad
Would send you a photo of the set up if I knew how to download photos on this site
Dont have access to an IT guy here to help me


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December 30, 2014 at 21:12:43
How big is that "compound"? If the TP-link is inside a concrete building don't expect much of a signal once outside that building.
Unobstructed the signal could have a reach of 100 meters with a stock antenna (included with router). If there is a steel/concrete walls in between, the signal reach goes down to perhaps just outside that wall. A high gain antenna can improve reach.

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December 31, 2014 at 02:34:10
Can you post model details oftheTP-link, and also the Zenbu unit (which latter is cpletely unkownto me).

Also where is each item situated in relation to the other; as in, are they in the same room, or is one a distance away from the other...?

Actual physical location of each may be a significant factor here?

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January 3, 2015 at 12:40:47
The TP link is in my office, 2 stories high, attached to fibrelite cladding, with a wand called "Business Class Hire Power Wireless EAG- 2408 which has only a glass window between it and the campground below



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