wireless coverage

  bert52a 17:20 07 Jan 07
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I've got a Netgear DG834G wireless modem .It works well enough if I'm up to about 10 feet away but either slows right down or stops working when I increase this distance.
Strangely I can pick up a signal from my next door neighbour's house and one 5 doors away- about 60 yards.Does this mean I'm doing something wrong?
cheers

  interzone55 17:23 07 Jan 07

1) Check the aerial. Is it screwed in properly.

2) Check your surroundings, as you move away, do you pass anything substantial, like a metal door, or thick wall.

3) Do you have a DECT cordless phone between you & the router? These have been know to interfere, as have microwave ovens.

4) Re-post this in the Networking forum, somewhere there may be able to help.

  bert52a 17:28 07 Jan 07

I'll try the networking forum.Thanks

  woodchip 17:41 07 Jan 07

Try changing the Chanel in the Router, It would get better range if you had the router upstairs

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