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Windows 7: improving wireless range for Wii U (other devices)

07 Dec 2013   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
improving wireless range for Wii U (other devices) ?

My cousin has been having wireless issues at his house. He has a Linksys WRT54GS (I changed the channel to 9 after using inSSIDer). That helped but then he told me if we can use this new router he had, a Linksys E2500 DualBand N-router.

It took an hour just to get the N-router working. Changed the channel to 9 as before and wireless is good in the house but the Wii U (first floor living room) has trouble connecting with the new router (2nd floor office). I'm thinking I may have to move the wireless router to a "better" location.


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07 Dec 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
My cousin has been having wireless issues at his house. He has a Linksys WRT54GS (I changed the channel to 9 after using inSSIDer). That helped but then he told me if we can use this new router he had, a Linksys E2500 DualBand N-router.

It took an hour just to get the N-router working. Changed the channel to 9 as before and wireless is good in the house but the Wii U (first floor living room) has trouble connecting with the new router (2nd floor office). I'm thinking I may have to move the wireless router to a "better" location.
You could try setting up one the old WRT54G as an access point. It would have to be placed into a better position for the Wii to pick it up and that would require a wire.

You would also need to disable DHCP on the secondary router, eventually the second router will pick up an IP from the first one in the correct subnet, at that point you can access the secondary router at it's newly assigned IP and set up the wireless settings SSID, security, broadcast channel as required.
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