Best way to broaden your WiFi range?

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  1. Satangel
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    Hi,

    We have 2 routers at our home, and the one on the bottom floor is the strongest.
    But the one on the bottom floor is unable to connect to Nintendo WFC, so we bought a new router specially for online gaming [​IMG]
    That one is on the first floor.

    But the problem is, when I'm on the bottom floor, I cant connect to the router on the first floor.

    So what is the best way to broaden my WiFi range, so that I can game online with my DS, anywhere in the house?

    I dont want to spend any money, and I'm sure thats possible [​IMG]


    Tnx in adv.


    Satangel
     
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    If the one on the bottom floor is interfering with the signal you could turn off the wireless signal in that router.
    Other than that you would have to move the router around to find the sweet spot in your house.
     
  3. Satangel
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    The one on the bottom floor is for the laptops on that floor.
    I cant turn it off, else the laptops on the bottom floor will have no internet.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    First check the low power transmission "security" feature is not on, some come with it enabled as standard under an obscure menu.

    Other than that moving it (out line with pipes, wires and such) is the only nice way (homebrew antennae are not normally the sturdiest things).
     
  5. nintendofreak

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    Put the router in the center of the house, it might help! (worth a try!)



    Congrats on teh promotion FAST, Magazine Staff seems like your kind of thing [​IMG]
     
  6. kellyan95

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    remove interference, make an antenna (router-side), tape the router to the ceiling (of the 1st floor)