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Extend range of wireless router


TN

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I have a Talktalk Router which has a wired connection to my desktop computer. I have been trying to connect the router through wireless to Sky's On Demand receiver in our living room and to my tablet and iPhone in my bedroom but the wireless signal does not reach either of these locations. Is there any way of amplifying the wireless signal to accommodate these two locations. Although we live in a bungalow there are three walls between the two areas. Any help would be sincerely appreciated. The router is a D-Link Model DSL2780. I am using Windows 7 Professional.

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compumac

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Have you tried changing the wireless channels on the router?

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TN

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No I haven't - is it easy as I am not too technical! :-)

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SillBill

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One of these > http://www.belkin.com/uk/null-Belkin/p/P-F9K1106?q=::categoryPath:/Web/WSNT/WSNTWLS will extend your wireless footprint but be aware that others are available at less than half this price!

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sunnystaines

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we are with talktalk their supplied routerhad poor range, replaced it with a bought maplins belkin one got excellent signals thought our house well worth paying for router.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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I prefer to connect router to Tv box with a set of home plugs that use the house wiring to transmit the signal see here

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happyhacker

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1stly is your router centrally placed meaning its signal has optimal coverage around your bungalow? If not try to do this.

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TN

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Many sincere thanks to all who have answered my plea - I think the best answer is to buy a new stronger router.

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SillBill

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Best to see if you can return it if it doesn't do the job.

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compumac

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I too live in a bungalow with the router situated in a room at the front and connected to my main PC. My Galaxy Tab 10 along with a Smart TV are in a room at the rear of the house with three/four walls in between. Both the Tab and the Smart TV are able to access the router without a problem. I would suggest in the first instance just check out the channel being used. I am not familiar with your router and therefore cannot advise as to the method with particular unit, but I would imagine that the manual should advise you. Going down that avenue initially will not cost you anything before you start incurring expense. As already stated you could try moving the router - again without cost to you.

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