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WIFi signal not reaching all rooms

25.01.2011 13:04 #1
Hi, I have eircom broadband in the house. Its an old enough house and the walls are thicker than modern houses. I have the eircom motorolla router in the hallway by the phone. It works perfectly in all except one room which is an real nuisance. I only have one phone piont in the house so moving the router isnt an option. I recently got what was supposed to be a stronger router but it was the same thing. Has anyone any suggestions on how I could get around this problem?... Im not well up on how wifi actually works but I would have thought there must be some sort of `relay yoke`available which i could put half way between the router and the room which isnt recieving the signal that would just sent the signal the rest of the way. Is that just me being naive?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
25.01.2011 13:07 #2
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What's the model/make of the second router that you bought?

Many routers have a relay mode which does exactly what you describe.
25.01.2011 13:12 #3
Registered User
there are two simplish options

1. Re the wireless router there are different types. The two main types still around are G and N. The N ones had a better signal and would probably work much better. As far as I am aware, the ones that are given out free by your bb provider tend to be the older, less penetrating G variety.
So you could in theory phone them up and ask for a N router instead, all they can say is no.
Another alternative is to go an buy yourself a N router and replace the original, dependent on where you get it, it can cost 50 to 150 euro.

There are also special plugs that you can buy that allow you to use your electric wiring to supply a bb connection to other parts of the house.The would work as follows...
1. Buy plugs
2. Connect network cable from back of router to plug
3. plug second (receiver) plug into room with no wifi.
4. Connect wired network cable from this receiver plug into your laptop/pc etc. (NOTE: This will only give you a wired connection, not wifi) These homeplugs cost between 50 -120 euro)

Hope this helps
25.01.2011 13:44 #4
its a netgear n-300 router, i found no difference between it and the motorolla g router
25.01.2011 13:46 #5
its a netgear n-300 router. the thing with the plugs isnt an option, i has to be wireless
25.01.2011 13:55 #6
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Originally posted by castrolracing
Hi, I have eircom broadband in the house. Its an old enough house and the walls are thicker than modern houses. I have the eircom motorolla router in the hallway by the phone. It works perfectly in all except one room which is an real nuisance. I only have one phone piont in the house so moving the router isnt an option. I recently got what was supposed to be a stronger router but it was the same thing. Has anyone any suggestions on how I could get around this problem?... Im not well up on how wifi actually works but I would have thought there must be some sort of `relay yoke`available which i could put half way between the router and the room which isnt recieving the signal that would just sent the signal the rest of the way. Is that just me being naive?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


Hi Castrolracing
This link will take you to our wireless set up and guide. It is possible to have a cold spot in any building. Yes you can get boosters, as you mention and this may help.
Tony
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