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It does not seem to have much range. 30 feet and two walls sometimes blocks the signal. Westell router

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Typically 30 ft is the longest a wifi router can reach in the line of sight, you can inprove the range with a larger antenna on each end. I hope this helps-

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Log into the router and change the frequency to a higher frequency output and you can also try different channels

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When im on my xbox online my connection to my laptop is really poor

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I'm in range FROMTHE router but sometimes will not load web sites


What is between you and the router? Are there any walls? What is in those walls, if any? If the wall contains metal, it could be effecting your access. Try moving into another direction with your tablet. It might be possible to pickup the signal from a different angle. Where is your router located? Is it near a window? Or, is it in the basement, in the center of the structure? Look for anything that can make the signal bounce around - metal foil? The bottom line is that there is something between you and the router that is blocking the signal and you need to find out what is causing the trouble. Once you determine that, then you can work around it or eliminate it. Good luck on your search.

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The strength of the signal is proportional to the SQUARE of the distance, e.g., 1 foot == 100%, 2 feet == 25%, 5 feet == 4%.

Move the router and the computer closer together, with fewer signal-blocking walls between the two devices.

Move the router onto the same floor (basement, main, upper) as the device.

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You would be able to buy another wireless router and set it up as a bridge to boost your signal strength but I would suggest getting an ethernet over mains adapter and then you can run the internet through the wiring already in the house also being able to move it wherever you need it as long as you're near a socket.

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I SET UP RAUTER AND WORKS JUST FINE CLOSE TO THE MODEM BUT AS SOON AS I CONNECT THIS 120 FEET, IT DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. THANKS


This has happened to me many times. There are a few ways to get around this.
120 Feet is well within the range of the device. However that range is affected by a wide range of factors.
  • Walls - The signal will have a hard time penetrating some types of construction (e.g. Concrete, Lathe and Plaster)
  • Obstructions - Other things can also block the signal. Freezers, speakers, electronics, extensive wiring.
  • Environment - Some areas are more or less wireless dead zones. Nearby airports, radio antenna or other broadcasting equipment can interfere with the wireless signal.
If your 120 feet include 8 lathe and plaster walls, with a ham radio and a walk in freezer; you want to just get a nice long cable instead of proceeding with my further advice. However if there are only a couple of drywall walls and no blockages proceed.
  1. Try adjusting the location of the router. Often just moving the router to a high shelf or over a few feet can solve this type of issue.
  2. Can you connect at any range between close and 120 feet? Some testing could help identify the source of your signal loss.
  3. Try to build an antenna?

  4. Get a cable
At home I use a cable even though I'm mere feet away from my wireless router. I play online games and the wireless signal regularly experiences fluctuations in connectivity. This represents just how delicate the wireless connection really is. Imagine the invisible waves trying to penetrate your 120 feet and look for anything that might obstruct.

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While this is normally true it is not neccessarily true. The construction materials and methods used in building the Apartment will effect range. For instance, many apartments use Metal supports instead of wood for interior walls. These restrict the range of routers by absorbing signals. Even when wood is used in the side walls unshielded electrical lines in the walls or high concentrations of rebar in the concrete will effect the range of your device. You can try and over come these by using long range or Antenna boosters to increase range. You should also consider moving the router. Check the walls and if you have no metal supports you can try mounting the router on the wall to get better penetration.

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It seems that the signal is strong next to the router, but drops to 1 bar within 30 feet away? What is the most likely solution.


Hi,
Routers generally have a strong signal for up to 10 meters. However no obstacles should be in the way. 30 feets is about 10 meters so the router is loosing its signal strength. If you would like to extend the strength of your router you can buy a range expander. This device acts as a repeater of the signal so from 10 meters you can go to 15 or 20 meters.

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The range in free air is 100-150 feet with the original antenna. Since you have at least two walls of unknown composition and 30 feet minimum of space between buildings, it's unlikely. that a straight connection will work. You might consider a TP-Link access point and 2 larger antennas to send the signal farther.

http://www.tplink.com/products/product_des.asp?id=116

The antennas are at the bottom of this page:

http://www.tplink.com/products/wlan.asp

About $80 gets you the AP and a pair of antennas.

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Hi HHC,

You can try resetting the Westell to defaults, but pressing a thin pin, (Paperclip works great!) into the reset hole, in the back, and holding it in for 10 sec. You could also try using the lowest channel you. Most Westell's I have worked with have good wireless range, though. Test your laptop at a nearby hotspot, i.e. Starbucks. McDonalds, etc. If it is not the laptop, (Averatec laptops have horrible range!) and the reset don't fix it, have it replaced.

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