WiFi Range

  Scubaman 12:25 25 Mar 2011

I have a Dell Latitude D520 with Dell Wireless 1395 LAN Mini-Card fitted, and a Belkin N+ Wireless Router connected to my desktop. The problem I am having is that if I move to another room which is 8 metres away and behind a wall I lose the signal. Does anyone know of a fix please? Desktop running XP and Laptop Windows 7.

  wiz-king 13:13 25 Mar 2011

A common problem, the newer multi antenna routers are supposed to be better. However I live in an old house with thick flint walls and almost nothing gets through them. A change of channel may help if any of your neighbours use similar equipment on the same channel.

  Woolwell 13:22 25 Mar 2011

As wiz-ling states a fairly common problem see click here.
You may need a booster or range extender/relay. An alternative would be a home plug system using your electrical wiring.

  c4rm0 13:48 25 Mar 2011

Even though your router is N+ your Wireless Card isnt so you would be connected to the router using 802.11G or A

I would suggest buying a USB Wireless N card

  Nontek 15:28 25 Mar 2011

I have used these - excellent ... click here

  amonra 15:52 25 Mar 2011

If this is REALLY important, why not run a length of cat 5 cable and plug directly into the router ?
No hassle with walls, interference, low signals etc.

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