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 Post subject: Network / Router question
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:45 pm 
Thunderbird
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Hello..

Not to sure where this question belongs to.

I've got a Dlink Router DIR 628 and I have to reset it often to make it work for WiFi / Wireless Internet I've never had or seen this issues till recent so I'd like to know which would be an upgrade for the Router Budget up to $100. The other question is in another room I cannot receive the WiFi signal from the DIR 628 or if I upgrade it to another model, if I purchased a Powerline Network adapter can I pickup the WiFi signal in the room where it cannot be picked up now or would I need a WiFi extender? Also what type of Powerline Network Adapter if this is needed over an extender would you recommend up to $150?



Thanks..........Sniper2k1


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 Post subject: Re: Network / Router question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:58 pm 
Little Foot
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it could be, there are other routers nearby that are causing some interference - I would try:

- change the channel (usually 6 is default, I had to change mine recently to 1, there are over 20 APs I can see in my network scan lol)
- upgrade the router firmware
- see if any client driver & software updates are available
- if the router is compatible with DD-WRT / Tomato / OpenWRT etc. some of those allow to boost the power

Can't comment on powerline I have no experience - in my house, I was lucky to have cat5 used for phone wiring, so I was able to splice the pairs up and get 10/100 jacks on all my floors, and used that to move my AP up to the middle floor to get signal distributed more evenly.

edit - you can also try something like this for less than $5 :lol:


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