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eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

My new (30 days old) EA2700 has probably less than 40 feet of usable range without obstructions.  Is this normal?

 

I've got the router sitting at the end of the hall, and I'm at the other end without anything between and I'm at 11.0 mbps/'Low' on my laptop.

 

What gives?

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,277
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

Please post all your wireless settings.

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zee29
Posts: 1,329
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

You may need to adjust your router's wireless settings. To read more about this and hopefully find the best way to improve the performance, please click the link below:

 

Title: List of common issues with Linksys wireless-N routers

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=266cc1c7b97c458fb04c2da21f985828_List_of_Common_Is...

eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

wireless es2700.jpg

eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

I've been through the FAQ or the 'Knowledge Base' whichever that link points to.  Not much help.

jaymay
Posts: 1,830
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

For the security, I would suggest that you set it to WPA2 Personal. You can also change width for the 2.4GHz wireless settings to 20mhz only and change the channel to 9.

eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

from jaymay:

 

For the security, I would suggest that you set it to WPA2 Personal. You can also change width for the 2.4GHz wireless settings to 20mhz only and change the channel to 9.

 


These suggestions help the range in what way?  Channel 9 is used by half of my neighbors.  I'm leaving it at 1.

earthmyrll120288
Posts: 1,037
Registered: ‎07-13-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

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To check for the best channel to use, download inSSIDer from Metageek (click on the link below to download). By the way putting 20 mhz only for the channel width is for better compatibility.

 

Download inSSIDer here

eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

from: earthmyrll120288

To check for the best channel to use, download inSSIDer from Metageek (click on the link below to download). By the way putting 20 mhz only for the channel width is for better compatibility.

 

 

I don't have a problem with connecting.  I have a problem with poor signal strength.  Let's stay focused.

 

eggsngrits
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: EA2700 - disappointing wireless range, can I improve it?

Graphic evidence of the signal strength issue to which I am referring.   Both of my neighbors are presenting a stronger signal than my EA 2700, and I have line of sight to the thing!  I'm Channel 1, neighbors are channels 6 and 11.

 

metageek ssid.jpg