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My linksys 2.4 had a great signal for months and now u can only get a signal if u are right next to it. Is there a way to fix that or an antenna u can make to give out a better signal

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If it used to have a good signal, then the problem isn't the antenna. here are some steps to help you
Reset the router, get a pen and find the reset button on the back, hold it down for about 10 seconds, this will do a factory reset on the device.
If that doesnt help, check to make sure you have the latest drivers. i dont know exactly what model you have, but it should be easy to find at
If there is still no improvement, secure your wireless connection, it could be that a neighbor is leeching off your connection and disrupting your performance.
Thanks and good luck!

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Try shifting the router to a higher channel, like 11. Default settings are congested frequencies in homes. With land line cordless reaching 1/2 a mile, it makes for spotty results. 11 seems to always work.

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    Sorry, for got the settings that I think are essential:

    Wireless Router settings:

    It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, which you
    can get from the manufacturers' website, usually for free, but be sure to be
    ready to set the items listed below:

    To get access, start your browser, and put or, or other address for your unit, into the ADDRESS bar (not search
    box) of your Internet Browser. Every unit has unique access login and
    passwords, some are admin with no password, some are admin and
    access information from the website of the manufacturer of your unit. Look
    under support, downloads, drivers or similar sounding areas.

    Things to set:

    (Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to
    SAVE EVERY page before you leave it, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows
    this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes. SAVE

    Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping
    to bottom of the router. Physical access is typically NOT the security issue.

    Set a recognizable system ID (descriptive name
    is easier to find when you need to connect wirelessly).

    Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

    Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or
    cell #. Consider taping this information to bottom of the router. (Physical
    access is usually not the security issue.)

    Check that your router is set to broadcast its'

    Change the channel of the wireless to 11, and
    avoid conflict with landline cordless phones. (Big issue, even the neighbors
    can interrupt).

    There are more secure settings available, all the way down
    to only allowing certain MAC addresses to have access. A MAC address is a digit
    unique to each and every network card. Like a fingerprint. Most users do not
    set mac address limits.



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