Try using another device first, if that device can access your WiFi normally in all the locations you are used to then the device with the low signal is the issue. If the new device also has low signal then there could be a problem with the router, as they get older the transmitter in them gets weaker.
Before you replace that router do some troubleshooting, your wireless is a radio wave, radio waves are reflected by metal.
If your router is in a room on the back of a kitchen and you have bad signal in the kitchen the signal could be blocked by the cabinet that has your pots and pans "metal", or your fridge. another large metal object in your home is the air conditioning closet in your home, having the modem installed right next to that location will reflect most of the signal away from areas on the other side of it.
I had a friend that was complaining they had no internet except in the living room and kitchen the router was in the living room, he didn't think about the large mirrored wall reflecting all of his signal away from the rest of his house, his response was yes but they aren't glass mirrors and don't use silver forgetting that even the plastic square stick on mirrors that he had installed have a thin metallic film on the back to make it act like a glass mirror which also reflects radio waves and was creating a dead spot in the bedrooms.
Feb 02, 2013 |
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