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Satellite internet-''G'' router-no signal less than 100feet away

Satellite internet is @ my moms house. Metal barn between her house and mine. I cannot get internet signal @ my house which is less than 50 yards away. Is it the metal barn?

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  • Jannette Amandy May 11, 2010

    Is the computer you're using a laptop? Move your laptop beside the metal barn and check if the laptop will detect a wireless signal from your mom's router.



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The metal barn serves as a wireless interference. It reflects back the signal from your mom's house. What you can do to get a wireless signal if either buy a Wireless Access Point to extend the signal from your mom's house or just relocate the position of the satellite transmitter.

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