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WI-FI RANGE IMPROVEMENT

Most Wireless G routers have about the 300ft range. However, the actual range in real-time environment is far much less. Most connections would workfineif you place the router at a suitable location i.e.at the central location/ appropriate height. Also, based on my on-site experience, I suggest that you may relocate the router to another location depending upon your work environment.It has always helped me a great deal. Placing the router avoidingobstacles such as concrete pillars, walls, steel cabinets etc in thesignal path have remarkable effect on range and overall performance ofthe network. Also, some electrical appliances such as cordless phones,microwave ovens etc. casue interference (as cordless phones and otherwireless equipment sometime use the same frequency as router). In thatcase, changing the wireless transmission channel is really very helpful and advisable.

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i have two netgear routers wgr614v7 and wgr614v10. how can i use one of the as a repeater?? wgr614v7 does not have wireless repeating function..


Most routers (Wireless-G) have about the same range. However, the actual range in real-time environment is much less. I think that your network would work fine if you place the router at a suitable location i.e. at the central location/ height. Also, based on my on-site experience, I suggest that you may relocate the router to another location depending upon your network environment. It has always helped me a great deal. Placing the router avoiding obstacles such as concrete pillars, walls, steel cabinets etc in the signal path have remarkable effect on range and overall performance of the network.
2. There are two ways to increase the range/ coverage area (i) Adding external antenna of appropriate type (ii) Installing additional Access Point (AP) connecting it with the existing AP wirelessly in line-of-sight (creating WDS) OR connecting the two APs with wire, which is a better option as it provides robust and reliable connectivity between APs.
3. So, in short, to extend the range, it is recommended that you may place the additional router at an appropriate location as described above and connect it to the existing router through wire (CAT-6 Cable). (The router would communicate through wire and the range of your networ would extended up to the placement/ location of the additional router. Rename the additional access point for easy identification and make it secure.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

Feb 28, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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how can use the router as in between station to get a stronger signal downstairs


Most routers (Wireless-G) have about the same range. However, the actual range in real-time environment is much less. I think that your network would work fine between two floors if you place the router at a suitable location i.e. at the central location/ height. Also, based on my on-site experience, I suggest that you may relocate the router to another location depending upon your network environment. It has always helped me a great deal. Placing the router avoiding obstacles such as concrete pillars, walls, steel cabinets etc in the signal path have remarkable effect on range and overall performance of the network.
2. There are two ways to increase the range/ coverage area (i) Adding external antenna of appropriate type (ii) Installing additional Access Point (AP) connecting it with the existing AP wirelessly in line-of-sight (creating WDS) OR connecting the two APs with wire, which is a better option as it provides robust and reliable connectivity between APs.
3. So, in short, to extend the range, it is recommended that you may place the additional router at an appropriate location as described above and connect it to the existing wireless distribution system/ network. Rename the additional access point for easy identification and make it secure.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

Feb 22, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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my laptop keeps disconcting and conects every few seconds and my childs homework is effected , i hope you can help me . we had this computer from homeaccess many thanks s. gregoriou.


Did your Internet Services Provider give you an username and a password and you're using those to connect? If yes, please tell them about your problem, because it's not the laptop that is causing this behavior.

Jan 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what is the range in sft of netgear wireless router WGR 614. does it work between 2 floors (ie ground and first floor)


WGR 614 has a range of 300ft radius. Most Wireless-G routers have about the same range. However, the actual range in real-time environment is much less. I think that your network would work fine between twi floors if you place the router at a suitable location i.e. at the central location/ height. Also, based on my on-site experience, I suggest that you may relocate the router to another location depending upon your network environment. It has always helped me a great deal. Placing the router avoiding obstacles such as concrete pillars, walls, steel cabinets etc in the signal path have remarkable effect on range and overall performance of the network.
You may also refer here for product user manual/ more information.

HOPE IT HELPS...Let me know if you need any further clarification/ assistance.
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Goodluck!
CreativeTECH

Jan 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I bought a blueray player with wifi for my tv in the basment. My d-link router is upstairs in the family room. Would it be too far for a proper connection?


Most routers have about 200m range. However, the actual range in real-time environment is much less. I think that your network would work fine. Also, based on my on-site experience, I suggest that you may relocate the router to another location depending upon your network environment. It has always helped me a great deal. Placing the router avoiding obstacles such as concrete pillars, walls, steel cabinets etc in the signal path have remarkable effect on range and overall performance of the network.

HOPE IT HELPS...Let me know if you need any further clarification/ assistance.
Don't forget to rate the solution if I could have been of any help!
Goodluck!
CreativeTECH

Dec 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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