Coverage area of WIFI LAN

  reddwarfcrew 20:48 18 Jun 2006
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Hi,

I have a WIFI Kinksys router, but the WIFI coverage only seems to be around 10 meters.

As Bluetooth can coverage up to 100 meters, this seems very low.

Is this normal or is there something that I should be doing to extend the coverage area?

Thanks.

  woodchip 20:57 18 Jun 2006

It depends on you router and other hardware Plus what the signal as to go through. any amount of steel will reduce it

  SANTOS7 20:59 18 Jun 2006

WRT54G = 75feet
WRT54GS = 200feet

click here

apparently not the best for long range, the link may help...

  reddwarfcrew 21:12 18 Jun 2006

Thanks Santos7

Can you give me the link to where you got the 200feet as I just can't find it on the website.

  SANTOS7 21:14 18 Jun 2006

click here
found the info here..

  SANTOS7 21:17 18 Jun 2006

click here

you could try a high gain antenna suggested in link

  Input Overload 21:18 18 Jun 2006

Putting your router upstairs can increase the effective coverage.

  woodchip 21:36 18 Jun 2006

That's where mine is

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