Improve wireless adsl signal on network

  FOEYDO 08:57 16 Oct 09
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Hi, I have a D Link DSL G604T ADSL router which I have had for 3 years. I also have a pair of DLINK 2,4GHZ 6DBI ANTenna to boost signal. My wireless signal is still poor upstairs. How can I boost it. Would buying a new router improve our signal, as the one we have is a few years old or any other suggestions please?

  BurrWalnut 13:11 16 Oct 09

It could be interference from nearby electrical/radio equipment. Cordless telephones, bluetooth devices, satellite dishes, microwave ovens, metallic items, remote garage door-openers and other wireless LANs using the same channel as you, can all present problems.

Changing the channel number in the router sometimes helps with connection and speed problems. Channels 1 and 11 are usually the best, but check who, locally, is using the same channel as you. In a Run window (Windows key+R), type cmd /k netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid (note the six spaces) and press Enter. Or for a nice graphical display download, install and run inSSIDer, click here Simply select your wireless adapter from the drop-down menu and click Start Scanning.

  setecio 16:22 16 Oct 09

Is the signal having to go through walls at angles and thus effectively become thick walls ? Unplug the router from the adsl and plug it into another electrical socket , don't worry about the adsl for this test as it is just to test the wifi signal.

Solwise homeplugs are an option
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