Question about Dynex DX-E401 Router

1 Answer

POOR SIGNAL STRENGTH BEING 10 FEET AWAY

I INSTALLED MY DYNEX ((N)) WIRELESS ROUTER TO MY HP.....I HAVE TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM TO RECEIVE EXCELLENT SIGNAL, ONCE I TAKE A FOOT OUT OF THE ROOM, I CAN NOT GET INTERNET "POOR" SIGNAL. HELP!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 87 Answers

Check the signal using a different computer, cell phone or game console. If the signal is OK, it is not a problem with the router.
Dropping these units can break the antennas, check for obvious damage, check the orientation (angle). If it looks bent, it may be broken. Sometimes cracks will occur where he connector is soldered to the circuit board. Open the case, retouch the solder connections, with a properly sized soldering iron. Some antennas are removeable, some are not, they all should read continuity if checked with a ohmmeter.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Beetel 450tc1


There are many things in the house that can interfere with wireless connectivity. Cordless phone are the most common. Some phone operate on the same frequency band as the wireless routers, and if there is a phone positioned between the router and the wireless device, it can cause problems.

Dec 07, 2013 | Routers

1 Answer

Expand coverage range


Wireless Protocols A wireless router's range is determined by what 802.11 protocol is used, the overall strength of the router itself, and the nature of the obstructions and interference in the area.
The 802.11g protocol supports speeds up to 56Mbps. Its biggest drawback is that this protocol operates on the same band (2.4GHz) as many other devices, such as microwaves and cordless phones. Because of this, in all likelihood your wireless connection will be negatively impacted by interference from other devices.
The 802.11n protocol operates on the 5GHz band and is advertised to support speeds up to 300Mbps. Actual speeds, however, are much less. To take advantage of this protocol, all connected devices must be 802.11n compliant, and you should be aware that the 5GHz band, while allowing for less interference than the 2.4GHz band, will result in reduced signal range.
Wireless Signal Strength and Speed
Signal strength depends on the distance, the number of obstacles, and the type of obstacles your signal encounters. Signal strength stability is affected by physical changes in the environment, such as movement of the computer, people movement, and electrical devices. In fact, I completely lose my signal if I have my laptop in the kitchen when the microwave is running. Troubleshooting your wireless router can be very difficult because there are so many constantly changing variables that affect wireless signal quality. Consider the following to improve your wireless router signal and speed:
Position your router in a better location. Try to locate it in the center of the house. Elevate the router in the room and keep it away from other electronic devices and metal objects. Since cordless phones can adversely affect router performance, position the router as far away from phones as possible. The fewer obstacles in the way, the better chance your computer has of obtaining a quality signal.
Change the Wi-Fi Channel. Signal quality can be adversely affected if too many people use the same channel. See if switching channels makes any difference. You can use channels 1 through 11, but for best performance, use 1, 6, or 11.
Update firmware or drivers. Check your router's web site to ensure the latest firmware has been installed on the router. Also, make sure the latest driver has been installed. I noticed a slight increase in signal strength when I updated my driver.
Replace your antenna. Replacing your antenna with a high gain antenna may improve your signal quality. There was no noticeable improvement when I tried this option.
Replace your adapter. Check to make sure your computer's internal adapter isn't defective. If necessary, you can either replace the internal adapter or purchase an USB adapter, The USB adapter includes an external antenna.
Implement an additional access point or repeater. In theory, additional access points and repeaters will extend the distance of the signal. There are mixed reviews as to how effective these are, but they are worth a try if other options are unsuccessful.
There are several applications designed to monitor your wireless router performance. However, one way to obtain a rough estimate of your router's performance is to hold a laptop near the router. Access the wireless utility software on the laptop and note the readout, which should be excellent or close to 100%. Carry the laptop out of the room, noting any changes in signal strength. If the signal strength drops to poor or a very low percentage signal reading, then the router may be performing properly but obstacles, either structural or electrical, may be interfering with your router's broadcast signal. The results of your evaluations will help you determine if wireless signal quality issues exist in certain locations in your house.
What Worked for Me
There are several possible ways to improve wireless router signal quality in your home. Try the least expensive solutions first. Otherwise, you may be needlessly spending money for equipment that doesn't solve your specific issue. In my particular case, I was able to obtain some slight improvement by updating software and making some system improvements. Ultimately, I was able to get the signal strength and speed I wanted by using two routers on opposite ends of the house. My primary router, which is connected to the modem, is on the first floor. My secondary router is on the second floor and is connected to the primary router by an ethernet cable. This was the best and least expensive solution that provided me with very good coverage inside and outside my house.
*Although Belkin has discontinued the F5D8231-4 model, it is available from some online companies.

Nov 17, 2012 | TP-LINK TD-W8901G Router

1 Answer

My icon says I only have 80% signal strength, is


80% is a good signal strength....but if you want to increase the signal strength, then you need to move the wireless router to a very ventilated area, also the router should be placed atleast 5 feet away from other electronic devices like, modem, ups, microwave ovens,refrigerators etc.... also there should be a line of sight between the router and the wi-fi adapter... but in order to connect to a wireless network 25% of signal strength is enough....

Apr 17, 2010 | Belkin Routers

1 Answer

Loses connection w. remote computer I have a laptop one room away. The laptop accesses the internet and printers from this location. Most of the time it works. However, it will suddently lose the conection...


Check if this router is stronng enough interms of it signals. Check on the laptop the signal strength of the conenction.

If the signal strength is poor you can either move closer to the wireless router or vice versa or can get an access poitn to boost the signal.

Please rate if helpful.

Thanks

Apr 09, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Router

3 Answers

Can I add a 2nd wireless router at another location?


Your best bet is to use a wireless extender, this will extend the range.
Google search for these devices.

Feb 01, 2010 | D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Wireless Router

1 Answer

When I go into other rooms I can't connect to router


How is the signal strength? Check and make sure the antennas are not loose. Is your house the old style concrete? Sometimes thick block or concrete walls are tough for the wireless signal to get through. They do make larger antennas or signal boosters for wireless routers. You may need to install one of these to boost signal strength. Also is it wireless B,G,or N? Wireless B has a very weak signal while wireless N has a very strong signal. Sometimes the router settings can be changed to adjust the signal strength and may be set too low also.

Sep 05, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Range is very poor


You need to change the wireless channel of the router. Access the router's setup page through http://192.168.1.1, no username, password is admin. Go to wireless tab, Select Manual Setup, change the Radio band from auto to Wide Range. Also change the Wireless network name to a different name then click on save settings at the bottom. Power cycle the router, unplug it for about 30 sec then plug it back in.

Jan 19, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

1 Answer

Loss of connection at short distance


Make sure you dont have wireless devices (running in 2.4ghz) that sits beside your dell router.

Ex. Cordless phone (2.4ghz)
microwave oven (2.4ghz)
baby monitor (2.4ghz)
other wireless devices running in 2.4ghz

If you have other wireless computer working, then try to install updated driver to your HP laptop.

Hope it will help..

Oct 01, 2008 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Router...

4 Answers

2 Wire DSL Wireless modem range expander


you might want to try to change the wireless channel 1. open your internet browser 2. type on the address bar 192.168.1.254/management or 172.168.0.1/management and press Enter 3. type your system password (modem password) 4. go to home network -> wireless 5. change your wireless channel to 9 - 10 if after changing the channel it still wont work please check for EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) such as electric appliances, hallucinogen lamps, WIRELESS PHONES, satellite dish and or alarm systems. also make sure that you dont put your router on a carpet. usually a good distance between your router and the computer is around 5 - 20 feet with no walls between them since walls also contribute on the interference. one last note, keep your router away from water i.e. aquariums, water dispenser and the like since water contributes to the interference of the wireless signal

Feb 09, 2008 | 2wire 2700HG-B Router (2700HGB)

2 Answers

Linksys wireless router connectivity problem


router is fine just try to change the key value 1,6, and 11 it will work this setting you can done by openning router config page

Dec 30, 2007 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

Not finding what you are looking for?
Routers Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dynex Routers Experts

Willem.
Willem.

Level 2 Expert

345 Answers

Richard Finch

Level 3 Expert

397 Answers

CKsystems

Level 2 Expert

72 Answers

Are you a Dynex Router Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...