Wireless network range failure

By lenchristie
Feb 6, 2005
  1. set up a wireless with Lynksys "g" and initially had good range. Now signals more than one room away have deteriorated. Is there a way to boost the signal or extend the range? Anyone any ideas?
  2. andygibbs

    andygibbs TS Rookie Posts: 60


    I can only recommend that you ensure you have the most up to date drivers for your wireless card and the most recent firmware for your router
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    make sure there is no radio interference from things like 2.4GHz phones, microwaves, anything else that uses 2.4GHz frequency. You might also want to look at the power settings on the card. Intel cards have a setting that can lower the power so it saves power life and lowers signal(this is what centrino is really all about). You might also want to tinker with the antenna position on the router, try different positions and see if it makes a difference. Also check the antennas on the card if it is an internal in a laptop(you'll likely need to pop open a door and check the connection of the antenna wires on the card). If you still need a boost, you can purchase aftermarket high gain antennas, range extenders and other devices that can help boost the signal so it reaches further.
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