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    Wireless router question

    Got what I consider to be a pretty nice wireless router last year (around $150, great reviews, have to check to see what model it is), but I'm not getting a great signal on my main level- 1 or 2 bars. The wireless unit is in the basement, and I have a four level split floor plan. Works good in the basement, but even on the next level up, it's got a fairly weak signal (I get about as good of signal from a couple neighbors).

    Since I just got a wireless blu ray player, and I'd like to watch movies online with it, I'm wondering if there are likely to be any settings on it that would help, or if I just need to move it (which would be a pain, as I'm hardwired to my computer and Xbox in the basement). Any advice would be appreciated.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    The wireless unit is in the basement
    This is your problem... is there any way you can run long hard-wired cables to the things in the basement and have the router on the main level?




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    Re: Wireless router question

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    This is your problem... is there any way you can run long hard-wired cables to the things in the basement and have the router on the main level?
    That would help, but it seems like 1 floor shouldn't make that big of a difference.

    Cyclonepride, what kind of obstacles are in between you and the router, such as any metal framing, metal plumbing, wiring, etc. If you get enough metal between you and the router you're basically trying to receive a signal through a Faraday cage.


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    Re: Wireless router question

    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Networking, Wireless Networking, Range Extenders / Repeaters, wireless extender

    This is what you need get one that matches the brand of your router for easy setup, it will plug in on your main floor and give you a better signal.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    Netgear WN3000RP 2013 - TopTenREVIEWS

    we use one of these at our place. I don't know if it would help you or not, someone tech savvy might know. My roommate swears by the one we have.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    Cyclonepride lives in a 10,000 sq. ft. mansion, so 1 floor is really quite a distance.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Networking, Wireless Networking, Range Extenders / Repeaters, wireless extender

    This is what you need get one that matches the brand of your router for easy setup, it will plug in on your main floor and give you a better signal.
    These work. Got a Kindle Fire last year but couldn't get a wifi signal on my deck (complete opposite corner of house from router.) Put in one of these and now I get a strong signal.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    I also use the extenders/boosters also with one on each floor the router is not. I also just went to a docs 3 modem.


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    Re: Wireless router question

    Great ideas.... I have fairly standard things in the way, but there is a cold air return roughly in the way of my family room.

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    Re: Wireless router question

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    Cyclonepride, what kind of obstacles are in between you and the router, such as any metal framing, metal plumbing, wiring, etc. If you get enough metal between you and the router you're basically trying to receive a signal through a Faraday cage.
    He keeps his basement lined with a fine wire mesh and aluminum foil.


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    Re: Wireless router question

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    He keeps his basement lined with a fine wire mesh and aluminum foil.
    Whole house . If I didn't, you would probably know that.



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    Re: Wireless router question

    Just got it and it works great! Thanks for all the advice!



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