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Range is very poor

I recently installed a Linksys 160N V2 router and upgraded my laptop wireless card to an N card. I use a cable modem.
Wireless is fine if I'm close to the router but....
Range is very poor. I can't get above "low" signal strength in the next room.This won't allow me to connect to the internet.
I also notice that the megabyte strength jumps around constantly.

I thought that the idea of an "N" network was for greater range and strength than the "G" network I replaced. What happened to "Take it out on the porch and read your e-mail?"
Thanks for you suggestions to improve the range.
Ron

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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.

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