Urgh wireless is rubbish -please help!

  vikiki21 17:29 12 Jan 2010

Hi, hope you can help, it is appreciated!
I live in a 4 bedroom farmhouse with relatively thick walls. My Netgear router is attached to my PC but the signal is quite poor and I cannot pick up a signal in my living room on my laptop! very annoying!

Can you recommend a booster or something that will extend the signal to my living room downstairs at the other end of the house?

I need to keep the router next to my PC upstairs to keep that on tinternet.........driving me mad please help!

Laptop is brand new and picks up a lovely signal when in the same room as the router but goes down as soon as I walk out of the room

  User-1229748 19:03 12 Jan 2010

what netgear router is it and what wireless adapter has the lappy got?

  User-1229748 19:06 12 Jan 2010

also what speeds are you getting if you run this from the pc connected to the router click here

  vikiki21 19:30 12 Jan 2010

Hi thanks for the response!
it says 56 something re speed and my laptop has installed wifi and it is an HP pavillion dm3

  User-1229748 19:51 12 Jan 2010

what is the exact model of netgear router?

  vikiki21 21:41 12 Jan 2010

Netgear ASDL modem router DG834G

  bucko1986 21:52 12 Jan 2010


There are a few things you could try. If you know how to access your router settings then you can change the wireless channel - I think 11 is the best for signal strength.

I think what you are looking for though is this: Belkin Wireless G Universal Range Extender Access Point

I have three of these in my home to ensure I get a full signal strength anywhere in my house. They are very reasonably priced (try Misco website)

Once set up (you will need to connect it to your router) then it only requires a mains connection. No need to have a massive ethernet cable!!!

Hope this helps

  vikiki21 22:07 12 Jan 2010

thank you I have changed the channel and will see how that goes, I will prob be back for instructions on how to link the belkin to my router!

  User-1229748 22:11 12 Jan 2010

another alternative would be to get a rangemax wireless n router because of the adapter you have in your lappy.for example netgears dg834n

  bucko1986 22:41 12 Jan 2010

Linking the belkin adaptor to the router is really simple. Took me less than a minute following the instructions provided.

  vikiki21 17:39 14 Jan 2010

Thanks for your help earlier! I recieved the G wireless range extender to find that the software wont work, I looked in the box and sure enough it says "the windows vista operating system is not supported by this device" not sure what to do now! Hope you can help! Thank you!

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