12-19-2011 01:21 PM
Range is not good for my E2500 router. My house is on one level and spread out quite a bit. Have the router near my main computer. If I take my laptop or Iphone into my bedroom (about 70 feet away-thru 3 interior walls), I have no wi-fi. If I put the router in the middle of the attic, will my signal improve? As an alternative, is there an external antenna that I can attach to the E2500, that will have better db gain than the built-in one?. Thanks. Dave.
12-19-2011 02:52 PM
FYI wireless signal goes up, it's not a good idea to put your router in the attic. Also, there is no way to attach an external to the router. Have you tried playing with the channels?
12-19-2011 07:15 PM
Thanks for the info. I did change to channel 11 and that helped a bit. I still need to get the router more centralized and higher. I currently have it on the desk next to the computer. I can get it higher by putting it in a bookshelf above the PC. I had heard that putting it in the attic over the center of the house might work. Don't want to have to run a lot of wires up into the attic (input to the router and output from the router, if I don't have to. Dave. P.S. I know that centralization and are the keys. Again thanks.