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Wireless router signal

We have moved it around so much. It is literally 8 feet away, the only thing in between is the floor. When it is searching for a conection on the computer downstairs, it will pick up on a strong signal and just keep channel surfing.

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Evidently you computer is picking up a weak signal.

1. you may have a defective router.

2 the pickup on your computer may be weak or defective

3 I would try to reinstall the program for the router and dtv

Lou Margolis
Allied Electronics
alliedtv@verizon.net
or call me 513 490 0759

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals

1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to another channel.
2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home.
3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.
4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router.
5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem.
6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause dropouts and speed reduction.
7. Fish tanks and mirrors will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router.
8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer.
9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances.
10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wireless channel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to another channel. 2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video to other TVs in the home. 3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band. 4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can cause interference with the wireless router. 5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump to different frequencies if there is a connection problem. 6. Power cables located near the wireless router can cause dropouts and speed reduction. 7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the other side of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflect wireless signal away your computer. 9. Building materials will block wireless signals such as plasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Also objects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and other electrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performance by 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wirelesschannel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to anotherchannel.2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video toother TVs in the home.3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can causeinterference with the wireless router.5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump todifferent frequencies if there is a connection problem.6. Power cables located near the wireless router can causedropouts and speed reduction.7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the otherside of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflectwireless signal away your computer.9. Building materials will block wireless signals such asplasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Alsoobjects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and otherelectrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performanceby 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wirelesschannel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to anotherchannel.2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video toother TVs in the home.3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can causeinterference with the wireless router.5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump todifferent frequencies if there is a connection problem.6. Power cables located near the wireless router can causedropouts and speed reduction.7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the otherside of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflectwireless signal away your computer.9. Building materials will block wireless signals such asplasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Alsoobjects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and otherelectrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performanceby 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

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This has happened to me many times. There are a few ways to get around this.
120 Feet is well within the range of the device. However that range is affected by a wide range of factors.
  • Walls - The signal will have a hard time penetrating some types of construction (e.g. Concrete, Lathe and Plaster)
  • Obstructions - Other things can also block the signal. Freezers, speakers, electronics, extensive wiring.
  • Environment - Some areas are more or less wireless dead zones. Nearby airports, radio antenna or other broadcasting equipment can interfere with the wireless signal.
If your 120 feet include 8 lathe and plaster walls, with a ham radio and a walk in freezer; you want to just get a nice long cable instead of proceeding with my further advice. However if there are only a couple of drywall walls and no blockages proceed.
  1. Try adjusting the location of the router. Often just moving the router to a high shelf or over a few feet can solve this type of issue.
  2. Can you connect at any range between close and 120 feet? Some testing could help identify the source of your signal loss.
  3. Try to build an antenna?

  4. Get a cable
At home I use a cable even though I'm mere feet away from my wireless router. I play online games and the wireless signal regularly experiences fluctuations in connectivity. This represents just how delicate the wireless connection really is. Imagine the invisible waves trying to penetrate your 120 feet and look for anything that might obstruct.

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Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

  • Placement of the router:MFG suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.
  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.

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