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I have a d link wbr 2310 router which is on the lower level of my house. I have very poor wireless signal strength to my laptop when I use it on the first floor and the second floor. Any suggestions on how to boost the signal strength?

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Move the router to the first floor ... out of the lower level ...

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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  • sec Jul 09, 2010

    With all due respect, I am surprised you gave such a simple answer without any consideration of how that can practically be done. I get my internet service through my cable company and my modem is on the lower level. With the router hard wired to the modem, I don't see how I just move the router to the first floor. Without a lot more discussion, you really have not offered much of a solution.

  • A Miller Jul 09, 2010

    Oh con'trair ... I move cables all the time, I don't see improving my system as a burden ... Running a cable (from one level to another to connect your cable to your modem) up a air return or through a closet or around the edge of the carpet or along a pipe chase is no big deal ... and you can run it probably up to 200 feet or more if you wanted to ... Your wireless should be good for up to 250 - 300 feet in good circumstances ... Do you only have cable in the lower level? No other cable outlets in your home? The modem doesn't really care where it is attached to the system (with come constraints). No TV outlets on the first or second level ... no crawl space ... no garage? Run the cable on the outside wall ... that is how many homes get cable ... running down the outside wall into the home. How did the cable get in to your house to start with?



    I thought you were interested in a simple, easy answer. The simple easy answer is move the router. Want complicated? We can talk about bridges and amplifiers and any of the 11 different layers of the 802.11b/g standard if you want. There are alternatives to moving the router including installing Cat 5-e wire (which will give lots better security and much faster speed), plug in adapters that use your house wire as network connections ... where do you want to go?



    Why is your signal poor? Poor location? Low power in to your device? Is there a problem with the device you aren't revealing? Do you have foil based wall paper on your walls ... or do you have foil water vapor barrier on your insulation? Is there foil under your floor coverings? Anything else you have not considered or revealed? You only need more creativity.



    I have multiple operating computer (3), telephone (2) and TV networks in my home --- wire and wireless and all of the things I have encountered and over come all or the issues I mentioned above ... and more. And mine work. Though I don't use nearly all of it ... I have more than 1000 feet of RG 6 installed at 40 + locations around my home and grounds.



    I'm sticking by my guns ... the simple thing is to move the router. Next simple thing is use a wired network. Of course you coule move your computer closer to the router ...



    As a volunteer here at FixYa.com (like all the others), I was only trying to help you with a simple solution.



    Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

  • sec Jul 10, 2010

    I really appreciate your response. The additional information sheds a lot more light on the situation and I understand why you gave the answer you did. I am not all that computer literate, so I thought moving the router was not really an option. With the comments you proved, I will give it some more thoughts. Moving it may just be the answer.



    Thank you.

  • A Miller Jul 10, 2010

    Thank you for the feed back ..



    Moving your router is not a big deal at all ... You can run a new cable to the spot where you want to place your router (more centrally) or you can just move the router to a existing cable outlet, and ust that outlet or split it off ... If you install cable ... use RG-6 not RG-59



    This is an over simplification ... but it may work with no further modification required.



    Thanks for the 4 thumbs up ... We volunteer's appreciate all the points we can get.



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