Quote: Originally Posted by jwbryson
Thanks for the post. The wireless router and both computers are located on my second floor. The old "hard wired" computer and my DIR-655 are in my office which is about 50 feet away from my new computer. I was originally using a wireless network extension (see here TRENDnet TEW-736RE 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender at TigerDirect.com
) but when it was installed and running, the wireless signal would drop continuously and I could never access the internet.
I'm flustered at this point...
With the DIR 655 and 50 feet through a few walls you can forget about having a decent connection. It's a good router but it's not magical.
The -70 signal strength can go either way, might work ok or not at all or somewhere in between which is where you are now. I was attempting to get this rather weak signal to function better but there is only so much you can do with a weak signal.
Wireless extenders work ok if the incoming signal is fairly strong to begin with.
I'd have a hard time recommending a range extender over a dedicated access point like the D-Link DAP-1522 which is what I use which is made to work with your exact model router.
It's highly recommend to use this dedicated access point over using another router or wireless extender. The only draw back is that you have to run an Ethernet wire to the access point, it also works like a wired switch with 4 LAN ports. http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...k%3Adap%201522
There are some adjustments you can do to obtain the true max bandwidth/speed to achieve the advertised throughput of 300Mbps. This only applies if you are interested in true wireless performance and reliability.