Not all home wireless outfits are created equal. I had your same problems until I bought the Asus Wireless Router (at Amazon) and I now get full bars through out my entire 3500sf house. I can even go down to my boat dock and get 3 bars. They are not cheap at near $200 but they got the POWER!I create a hotspot with My WIFI Router,but it couldn't strong enough for my bedroom.How can I strength the wifi signal,can this software work as extender as well?
Agreed, but the OP didn't say what type of building he needs this to work in. I found that the majority of problems can be solved by buying an expensive router ($200) with lots of power. Many people buy the cheapest wireless router they can and then complain about network issues.Maybe if you have a wooden house, you can do with one but even the best WiFi router will not cover your whole house if it's made with 35 cm thick steel enforced concrete floors like mine, even if there are barely other WiFi network signals.
I also bought an Asus router (not sure if it was the same model as you) for $200 at Amazon and I highly recommend it. The power it puts out is amazing.Not all home wireless outfits are created equal. I had your same problems until I bought the Asus Wireless Router (at Amazon) and I now get full bars through out my entire 3500sf house. I can even go down to my boat dock and get 3 bars. They are not cheap at near $200 but they got the POWER!
No idea how rules and regulations are in the US, but here in the Netherlands (I guess in all the EU), WiFi hardware is allowed to be only 100 milliWatt effective transmitting power. That is with an omni-directional antenna; with a pointed antenna or dish antenna it's even lower.The power it puts out is amazing.
In my experience, it doesn't matter much as long as you don't put it in richt against the corner itself.Are corners good or bad as a router location?
That's a good point. I bought my latest-gen AEBS and went about putting anything that supported 5GHz onto a separated network specifically for that. Some of my Apple TVs that were a bit further away struggled with connectivity. Airport Utility showed their signal strength as "good" to "fair." Switched them back to the 2.4GHz range, they jumped up to "excellent." Now I pretty much use the 5GHz for my iMac's. There's not enough interference (in my case) to avoid 2.4GHz "just because."The 5 Ghz WiFi channels are often less crowded and it is faster but only if you are very close like in the same room or in line of sight. Else you're probably better off without it.
Completely agree. At best, I only get 30 Mbps throughput on 2.4 GHz while I can get over 100 Mbps on 5 GHz. Unfortunately, that drops down pretty quickly with distance and obstructions. I do a lot of local syncing/copying to my tablets so I just installed a second wireless router (AP mode) connected to a gigabit switch for a dedicated 5 GHz wifi hotspot in my room.So connecting a WiFi hotspot, repeater, or WiFi router (put in hotspot mode) via ethernet cable is much more effective. Laying the cable can be a pain but having good WiFi reception for years to come is worth it!
The 5 Ghz WiFi channels are often less crowded and it is faster but only if you are very close like in the same room or in line of sight. Else you're probably better off without it.
Best location is dependant on you WiFi attenna type. Some antennas are built into the divice and can be directional while others have small external antennas when central placement in the user area would be the best. Adding some elevation can also help. People will be shocked at the difference it can make by just movong your device from one room to another.Are corners good or bad as a router location?
Even a microwave oven can cause interference.Before you go shopping just make sure that your router is :
- located in a central spot in the house so that all rooms are the same distance away
- check that the router is not next to some large metal object (i.e. radiator) that will generate some signal distortion and reduce wifi range
- check that there not too many other wifi networks in your area. If so maybe try changing the channel
If the above do not dramatically improve things, then seek out a stronger router or maybe a repeater.