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Low signal strength

Does the number of users connected to a single router affect the signal strength? How do i install password to my router to make it secured? Thanks

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Having many users connected to a single WAP (wireless access point) will not affect the signal strength. It will however, affect the speeds each user is capable of.

Most Linksys routers have a homepage address of 192.168.1.1 - Enter this in your web browser.

From there you will be able to find wireless settings and enable either a password or a WEP key for security.

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Contact a person with knowledge of computers and netwroking. If that is not an option point your browser to 192.168.1.1 (linksys) 192.168.0.1 (dlink) and setup your router. The number of devices connected wirelessly should not affect signal strength much but can affect transfer speed alot.

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Expand coverage range


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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.
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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.
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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.

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You Can Try Changing the Wireless Channel on the Router you have 11 Different Channels Available.

> Steps to change the Channel

- Open Internet Browser on Hard wired computer & Go to 192.168.2.1

- Towards your Left Corner Under Wireless Click on Channel & Ssid

- Leave the Password Blank Click on Submit

- Change the Wireless Channel To Number 1 or 6 or 11.

- Click on Submit

- Check the Signal Strength

- If you Still Have Low Signal Strength you Can Try Updating the Firmware or Changing the Wireless Mode to G only... :)

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My conection says limited connection with wriles what can i do


Its looking like that singal strength is low. Try to locate Router near around or move to location near router so that it can assure that problem is with Single strength only.
Please put comments so i can further help you

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My netgear wireless router keeps kicking me off the internet. Why?!?!


Might want to check and see if your wired connection gets affected when you lose the wireless connection. If so, it's time to call the provider.
Else you might want to look into the netgear admin config. Try assigning highest priority to your laptop's network MAC address (I'm assuming you're using your laptop for wireless access). While you're at it, check to see what's the max. number of IP addresses assigned by the wireless router. Might want to turn on logging as well. On some routers, a connection might be dropped if the max number of assignable IP addresses have been reached, and a higher (or same) priority user just logged in ;-)
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Wireless Network Connection constantly reading low/vlow/no signal


There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.
1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up.
2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? ie. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router.
3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply).
4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.

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I lose the signal from my 2300 if I move past 30 feet away from it. What can I do to increase the signal distance?


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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.

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I recently bought a Dell laptop that has B+G wireless networking. Should my 2300 router work with this computer? I am having trouble getting a signal to my work area.


yes you can work with it.

If you face problem in gettings signal strength then you need to change frequency channel in router.
for that access your router with following link
If it is not in netwrok then connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then access thisd link http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1
type user name as "admin" and password as."admin" or blank or "password"

then if you cannot access it then you have to reset your router to factory defauls settings.
For reset you have to press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router .

then access with above link
then go to wi fi and change channel type to 4 or 6 or 11 try 1 by 1 then save settings in router then restart bot computer and router to then check signal strength set that channel which give you high signal.

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You may hear .. .. . . .


you have to change your channel type in your wi fi router.
For that access your router with following link

http://192.168.1.1 or
http://192.168.0.1

if you have belkin router
http://192.168.2.1

type user name as "admin" and password is "admin" or blank or "password"

then go to wi fi ->advanced setup chang channel type 4 ,6 ,11
change chanel type 1 by 1 and check signal strength.
everyt time save settings and restart both computer and router after save settings.
thern check signal strength.

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