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Low signal strength on Belkin F5D 8233-4v3 wireless...

I bought a Belkin F5D8233-4v3 wireliess N router to replace my old Linksys wireless B router. I was especting a better reception from the N router. However, to my disappointment the signal strength of this N router is about same as the old rotuer (getting 1 to 2 bars and 11mbps). I place the new router at the same place as the old router (which is on the second floor) and my wireless laptop is on the 3rd floor. I had call the support staffs in Belkin and even updated the firmware but all this did not help. The reason why I bought this router is because I read many good report regarding this router. Anyone can help? Thanks.

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  • tsuym Jul 13, 2008

    Please help

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Bought N Belkin router, router on 1st floor, computer on second floor, poor signal, keps dropping signal. even wired laptop to router and still couldnt get on internet.

  • philmurphy May 11, 2010

    central heating , affects the signal like a faradaycagege, can you move it to a new location, possibly nr ur stairs ?

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With speeds around 10 mb to the router over wireless you may want to consider checking if AUTO chanel is enabled or available on that model
If so then enable it.

Also consider moving the router if there are any other wireless devices nearby eg. cordless phone.

It may also be the the windows "zero wireless configuration" service is finding too many other wireless signals nearby that may be stronger than your own

If that is the case you may want to disable the service and set it to manual. Better still if you have a utility on the laptop (most have) then try set that to control the wireless setting instead of windows.

One of those last two items should help you maintain a better connection but only holds true if you have a reasonable connection to the router to start with.

You might also consider a cheaper wireless repeater to enable you to get better speeds

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