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My edimax router is not broadcasting a strong wireless signal but works fine with an ethernet cable. Any ideas how to get the signal strength higher or do I need a new router

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Try moving the computer closer to the router or place the router up high and move the antenaes around. Check to make sure there is no interference with anything such as cordless phones, etc. You can also go into the configuration by entering 192.168.1.1 into your web browser and change the channel that the wireless broadcasts on. I would recommend channel 9 because by default everything is set to channel 6. After you configure reboot the router and the computer.

Hope this helps!

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