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    need help

    with linksys wire less getting poor signal and its only 10 feet away how do i boost signal?


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    How do you have it setup and where? Microwaves and cordless phones run on the same frequency so that may effect the range.

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    Main pc is hard wired and in the dining room with no hand held phones.the pc with weak signal is in the living room 8 to 10 feet away again no wireless phones.

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    Well what I ment to say was how is the wireless router setup (location, height, ect).

    What kind of antennas do you have on the other computers? Can you relocate them?

    If you have a laptop I would download netstumbler and walk around checking signal strength in different areas. It could be bad antenna placement, wires interfearing, EMF from computer monitors, ect. Try moving the router to see if something near it is blocking the signal.

    bad signal at 10 feet means something just isn't right. Is the router new?

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    its all new and its all linksys antenas are all at same height is there a setting i can change for signal strength

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    not on the stock router. On the older routers you could upgrade the firmware and have access to increasing the power, but on their new routers you can't

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    looks like im stuck then

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    Have you tried changing the wireless channel ?

    You can get a high gain antenna kit. However, if you are having problems at 10 ft distance, somthing else is wrong.

    I put a high gain antenna kit on a Linysys access point and saw minimal improvement. I had to move the device to get a bettter signal out on the patio.

    Netstumbler is a great tool.

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