Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRTP54G Router

1 Answer

WiFi Signal Strenth

Wifi Router is at one end of the house. PC is at the other. I Would like to put a signal repeater in the middle of the house, What should I buy?

PS: The product I entered below was just so I could post it. I don't think it will do the trick.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • BobTuit Jul 29, 2008

    Yes, from one end of the house to the other I end up with oe or no bars. A repeter sounds like what I need. So it is called a WiFi repeater, is that correct?

  • BobTuit Jul 29, 2008

    Without typos

    Yes, from one end of the house to the other I end up with one or no
    bars. A repeater sounds like what I need. So it is called a WiFi
    repeater, is that correct?

  • nsindian
    nsindian May 11, 2010

    is there a need for repeater? what is the signal strength without it?


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 173 Answers

Yes of course you are correct, you need a range extender, which will boost up your signal can purchace one according to your router standards, you can go for linksys range extenders..but select the proper one which works perfect with your router..

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Wifi network not working in some rooms

Change the position of the WiFi router, because there are things like duct work, metal studs and electrical wiring concealed in the walls that can and will have an effect on WiFi signal strength.

Oct 05, 2015 | Linksys Computers & Internet

1 Answer

What kind of wireless access point or extender should I use to project wifi in far bedrooms of a long, train-car like house?

Hi James, the wireless extender is the best way but you should go for the plug in type.....this plugs into the mains and gives you wifi and 1 wired connection, so you can plug into the room you want wifi to reach, I have linked a Netgear option but there are others! EX2700

Jan 18, 2015 | NetGear Computers & Internet

2 Answers

What kind of wireless access point or extender should I use to project wifi in far bedrooms of a long, narrow house?

Yes. You are right on track with hard wiring the extender unit. You can also daisy chain another router to that at a distance that is closer to the furthest room. This will give you plenty of signal through out your house.

Jan 18, 2015 | NetGear Computers & Internet

1 Answer

D-LINK DI-524 coverage Issue

You can reboot ALL the devices . Unplug the Modem, remove battery, Unplug the D Link. Install battery in Modem, plug into AC, allow the device to selftest, plug in D Link allow it to self test. Reboot computer. Have you secured the wireless? Changed Channels for better signal? Take a look at this:

Dec 05, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My Dir 615 is working very fine but up in one room the signal is very weak. How can I get it stronger? Thank you,

Hi - Wifi devices are very low power. Under optimal conditions, they can transmit up to 100 yards. Optimal conditions are basically an unobstructed "line of sight".

The number of and the more substantial the obstruction, they greater the impact is on the signal. An example is the devices (computer and the router) are separated by 40 feet and a single Sheet Rock or gypsum board and wooden wall; like you might find when a computer is being used in the back yard and the router is inside the house in a room next to the back yard. The signal should be relatively strong over this distance and this minimal obstruction material. Compare this to the same distance of 40 feet, but the wall is now brick or concrete, and there is a second wall like the first example - but it has a coating of aluminum; and there is a wooden floor; all between the computer and the router. That is an example is what you might find if the router were in a second floor room at a neighbor's house that has aluminum siding and the computer is in a basement of your house. The signal may be so degraded by aluminum, wood, concrete, soil and gypsum obstructions that the speed is very slow or isn't usable at all.

Now you've got an idea as to how the materials of the obstructions can wreak havoc on a wifi signal. There are also issues of interference. Most wifi "b", "g" and "n" signals operate on 2.4Ghz and and 5Ghz frequencies. These same frequencies are employed by other low power / unlicensed consumer devices - most notable are cordless telephones (not cell phones), microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices and baby monitors. If enough of these devices are in the area or between the router and computer, they can disrupt the signal significantly as well.

So, if the space between the computer and router are close, but you're still having trouble - look for these popular consumer devices. Unplug them / remove batteries and see if the signal improves. Move the router to a centrally located point in the area that it is to be served. Pay attention to the types of materials that the signal must pass through - air, paper, and wood aren't too bad. Brick, mortar, soil & metal can substantially reduce signals very quickly. It is better to have the router above the area to be served rather than below it.

Lastly, check the channel that the router is being operated on. The band of frequencies for "b" and "g" wifi consists of 11 channels (1 through 11) in the U.S. The best frequency to use is channel 5 (ch 5) or channel 6 (ch 6). This is because it is in the "middle" of the band (like the way 98 is middle of the 88 - 108 FM broadcast band). Other signals *may* be on the frequencies above ch 11 and below ch 1. Being on 5 or 6 keeps as much space between YOUR wifi signals and those that aren't wifi types. Ch 5 or Ch 6 may already be in use by a neighbor. If that is the case, you both will be on the same channel and the signal will be significantly reduced. Try to get as far away from his or her signal as possible - this may mean ch 3 or ch 9 - or maybe even ch 1 or ch 11 under the right conditions.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Oct 03, 2011 | D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

1 Answer

I have netgear wgr614 upstairs my laptop downstairs loads pages VERY slowly what can I do

Verify that it is indeed a wifi signal problem by moving the laptop upstairs temporarily.

If this fixes the problem, you're getting poor wifi signal downstairs. Not much you can do with the elements at hand. So try adding another element: install a wifi signal repeater (around US$ 25) somewhere in the middle. Or you can run a cable (or use Powerline Ethernet - around US$ 100) to downstairs, and there install a wifi access point (US$ 30-60). Or directly connect the laptop to the newly installed network wire.

If the problem isn't fixed, you have some other problem on the laptop: most likely a faulty network configuration. Verify against whatever PC you have upstairs; they should have identical configurations except their IP address (if fixed instead of DHCP).

Just to be on the safe side verify the laptop is properly operating and immune from virus and malware. Not all slowdowns are the system's fault.

Happy navigation!

Jan 03, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

1 Answer

Actiontec Model GT701-WRU signal failure when on line when using notebook in other parts of the house no signal to desk top pc on third floor of house signal to low disconects from the net can you...

That is not a configuration problem, that is a signal problem.

It means that the signal does not have enough power to reach all part of the house.

A way to fix this is by installing a repeater, like this one Linksys WRE54G-UK 54Mbps Wireless Range Expander

Your router is a G, not very powerful. An alternative is buying a more powerful N router, like the ones below.

BELKIN B5DUK060 Router + WiFi 802.11n USB

Se the comparison diagram


Oct 14, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

Not finding what you are looking for?
Linksys Wireless-G WRTP54G Router Logo

Related Topics:

236 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Linksys Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2259 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18331 Answers


Level 2 Expert

105 Answers

Are you a Linksys Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides