How i can improve my network coverage......

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davidmitnick
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How i can improve my network coverage......

I bought 3500L because on this ad router have 8 antennas here is the ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFqFznVSBjY  .......... so now on their site i can find 3 only?!

And my coverage is not improved any ideas how i can extend my range?

i live in small flat but i have lots of walls so when i go to bed my network coverage is extremely poor......so signal pass 1 wall + all my bath + another wall to reach me .

Right now i use DD-WRT so i am new any ideas how i can improve my range will be great thanks in advance.

P.s.sorry for my bad english.

 

Kong
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2Walls should be no problem

2Walls should be no problem at all. 20mW in dd-wrt should be enough. Make sure to place the router away from large metallic items, heating radiators, microwave etc.

Then check if there are any other wireless routers in your area, you can do this using dd-wrt site survey use a channel, that is 3 or 4 channels higher than a possible neighbor channel

 

davidmitnick
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my house mate 1 door near me

my house mate 1 door near me have router with -85dbm signal strenght, my router right now is in 1mw and my signal streng is -52dbm ,why is so low :(?
when i put my router at 220mw i have -35dbm is that good or not?
Which is the best signal streng that i can use for long distance ?
-35dbm or -52dbm?

Kong
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What do you mean so low?

What do you mean so low?

-52 is way better than -85

-52 is a pretty good signal level, everything below is exceptional

I recall that one needs around -82 or lower to maintain a stable 11Mbps connection on 802.11b

 

davidmitnick
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But still my signal is very

But still my signal is very weak on my other room ;[
1 bar only :(

Brandon C
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davidmitnick,

davidmitnick,
Are you actually having any problems while connected via wireless or are you just worried that it could be better?

If everything works as it should don't be worried about how many bars you have. :)

Kong
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But still my signal is very

But still my signal is very weak on my other room

This can have several reasons.

-lots of interfering wireless devices in your area, dect, mobile stations, routers etc.
-no standard walls, for example conrete with lots of metall inside, walls with aluminum foil under render

Without knowing your environment it is hard to say if something is wrong or not.

 

davidmitnick
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i have problems when i am

i have problems when i am connected to my wifi yes my signal some times dissapears and its very low , funny thing
friend of mine leaves near
200m near me on other flat and have 1 bar signal from me......
but in the same time i have 1 bar on my other room most of time 0 bar signal so no signal at all :[ i want to improve this i got tp link thisi s my ex router may be i can link them to make me signal better?
my walls
are
metal + concrete.

Kong
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200m near me on other flat

200m near me on other flat and have 1 bar signal from me......
but in the same time i have 1 bar on my other room most of time 0 bar signal so no signal at all

If I understand correctly, your friend 200m far away gets 1 bar and you 1 room away have the same bad signal?

In that case it seems like your wireless client is broken. Try to use another WLAN device and check if that helps.