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TP-Link Wireless Router Range problem

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September 17, 2010 at 01:43:19
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, C2D2.8GHZ/4GB
I just bought a wireless router. A TP-LINK TL-WR940N. The Router has 3 antennas. The problem is that my house is not that big but when I go about 25 feet away from the router and I am standing out of the house I don't get any signal at all. The house is not at all big. A 802.11g router signals that a friend as across the street reaches my home. But my N router does not even go 25 feet away. Note That I am using the router at 802.11b/g/n mixed. Also Note that those 30 feet start where my router is and end outside the house on my terrace and there are 2 walls in between but the floor is the same but I get full in the other room about the same distance and also 2 walls away. In the third room about 35 feet away I get 40% signal and there are 3 walls in between. The shop keeper at the shop where I bought the router from said that he has collected all information from the manufacturer and it can cover an area of 8000 sq. feet easily.
I went to the shop where I bought it from and they say that it would take 15 days to get it checked out and if there is a problem they would get me a replacement. So if the router is suppose to work this way then there is no point in giving it away for 15 days.
Please HELP!!

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September 17, 2010 at 05:00:22
What kind of walls?

The level of interference will depend on the type of construction particularly if solid load bearing walls or if they contain foil insulation. Internal non-loadbearing walls will cause little signal loss.

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September 17, 2010 at 08:29:07
The wall are made of bricks cemented together and then there is a thin layer of cement on the wall to level it and then they are painted.

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September 17, 2010 at 08:57:15
Don't you get it?

Concrete or brick walls, metal studs, steel beams and soundproofing materials can drastically reduce your wireless signal strength. Beware of these walls, and other structural components that cut your wireless signal.


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September 18, 2010 at 03:52:10
I get it now. I would have to move the router as it is placed on the table in the corner of the room and has walls on two sides only an inch away. So this is where my signals are going. Thanks for your help Richard59 andXpUser.

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